fem·​i·​nized | \ ˈfe-mə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce feminized (audio) \

Definition of feminized

: made feminine or more feminine … the crucial influence of gay subculture on every style from the Teds [=teddy boys] to the 'feminized New Man' of the late 1980s has been thoroughly discussed …— Margaret Sarkissian : notably female or feminine in quality or character But as detective-readers schooled by a patriarchal ideology, we might overlook the most telling sign of woman's presence: the playful, sensual, feminized textuality which utterly frustrates a masculine desire-to-know.— Jeanne Holland Other employees have feminized objects on their desks: artificial flowers, birthday cards, picture frames, souvenir lighters.— Susan Daitch

First Known Use of feminized

1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Feminized.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminized. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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