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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.


(diːˈfɛmɪˌnaɪz) or


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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Indeed, African-American mothers have been found guilty of both neglecting their children and disciplining too harshly, Roberts, Shattered Bonds, supra note 211, at 32-34, and emasculating their sons and defeminizing their daughters.
97) Kathryn Ann Farr, Defeminizing and Dehumanizing Female Murderers: Depictions of Lesbians on Death Row, in THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND WOMEN: OFFENDERS, PRISONERS, Victims, and Workers 249, 249 (Barbara Raffel Price & Natalie J.