desex

verb

de·​sex (ˌ)dē-ˈseks How to pronounce desex (audio)
desexed; desexing; desexes

transitive verb

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: to eliminate perceived sexism from
desex the language of church Bible study programsR. M. Harley
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Examples of desex in a Sentence

desex the baby chickens destined for market

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of desex was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Desex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desex. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

desex

verb
de·​sex (ˈ)dē-ˈseks How to pronounce desex (audio)
: castrate, spay
capons are desexed male chickens

Medical Definition

desex

transitive verb
de·​sex (ˈ)dē-ˈseks How to pronounce desex (audio)
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