defeminization

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de·fem·i·nize

 (dē-fĕm′ə-nīz′)
tr.v. de·fem·i·nized, de·fem·i·niz·ing, de·fem·i·niz·es
To divest of feminine traits, qualities, or characteristics.

de·fem′i·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

defeminization

(diːˌfɛmɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

defeminisation

n
1. (in a developing organism) the process in which full development into a female of the species is prevented because of a male developmental characteristic
2. the removal of feminine qualities