desex

verb de·sex \ (ˌ)dē-ˈseks \

Definition of desex

1 : castrate, spay
2 : to eliminate perceived sexism from
  • desex the language of church Bible study programs
  • —R. M. Harley
3 : desexualize 2

Examples of desex in a Sentence

  1. desex the baby chickens destined for market

First Known Use of desex

1911

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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desex Synonyms

Synonyms

alter, fix, neuter;

Related Words

castrate, emasculate, geld;

spay;

sterilize;


Medical Dictionary

desex

transitive verb de·sex \ (ˈ)dē-ˈseks \

medical Definition of desex

: castrate 1, spay


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