masculinize

play
verb mas·cu·lin·ize \ˈmas-kyə-lə-ˌnīz\

Definition of masculinize

masculinized

;

masculinizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a chiefly masculine character to; especially :  to cause (a female) to take on male characteristics

masculinization

play \ˌmas-kyə-lə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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First Known Use of masculinize

1858


Medical Dictionary

masculinize

transitive verb mas·cu·lin·ize
variants: also British

masculinise

\ˈmas-kyə-lə-ˌnīz\play

Medical Definition of masculinize

masculinized

also British

masculinised

;

masculinizing

also British

masculinising

  1. :  to give a preponderantly masculine character to; especially :  to cause (a female) to take on male characteristics

masculinization

also British

masculinisation

\ˌmas-kyə-lə-nə-ˈzā-shən\play noun

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