devirginate

transitive verb
de·​vir·​gin·​ate | \ (ˈ)dēˈvərjəˌnāt \
variants: or less commonly devirginize \ -​ˌnīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of devirginate

: to deprive of virginity or of virginal quality

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Other Words from devirginate

devirgination \ (¦)dēˌvərjə¦nāshən \ noun, plural -s
devirginator \ (ˈ)dēˈvərjəˌnātə(r) \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for devirginate

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 21 Jan. 2022.

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