defeminize


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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.

defeminize

(diːˈfɛmɪˌnaɪz) or

defeminise

vb (tr)
1. to divest (a person) of feminine qualities
2. (Veterinary Science) to remove the ovaries of (a woman or female animal)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defeminize - remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats)
neuter, spay, castrate, alter - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
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Even though sex-gender congruent androphilic males are relatively feminine as boys compared to their gynephilic counterparts (Bailey & Zucker, 1995), they behaviourally defeminize to varying degrees as they develop.
Clearly, her last weapon now that her sexuality is a threat is to defeminize herself if she can.