devirginate

transitive verb

de·​vir·​gin·​ate
(ˈ)dēˈvərjəˌnāt
variants or less commonly devirginize
-ˌnīz
-ed/-ing/-s
: to deprive of virginity or of virginal quality
devirgination
(¦)dēˌvərjə¦nāshən
noun
plural -s
devirginator
(ˈ)dēˈvərjəˌnātə(r)
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

Latin devirginatus, past participle of devirginare to deflower, from de from, away + -virginare (from virgin-, virgo girl, virgin)

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“Devirginate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devirginate. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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