un·​sex ˌən-ˈseks How to pronounce unsex (audio)
unsexed; unsexing; unsexes

transitive verb

: to deprive of sex or sexual power
: to deprive of the qualities typical of one's sex

Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsex was in 1606

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Cite this Entry

“Unsex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsex. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
un·​sex -ˈseks How to pronounce unsex (audio)
: to deprive of sexual qualities or characteristics
especially : castrate sense 1a
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