defloration


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def·lo·ra·tion

 (dĕf′lə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act of deflowering.
2. Rupture of the hymen, typically in sexual intercourse.

[Middle English defloracioun, from Late Latin dēflōrātiō, dēflōrātiōn-, from dēflōrātus, past participle of dēflōrāre, to deflower; see deflower.]

defloration

(ˌdiːflɔːˈreɪʃən)
n
the act of deflowering
[C15: from Late Latin dēflorātiō; see de-, flower]

def•lo•ra•tion

(ˌdɛf ləˈreɪ ʃən, ˌdi flə-)

n.
the act of deflowering.
[1350–1400; Middle English defloracioun < Old French defloracion < Late Latin dēflōrātiō]

defloration

the act of having sexual intercourse with a virgin; devirgination.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defloration - an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something
scathe, damage, harm, hurt - the act of damaging something or someone
2.defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, copulation, intercourse, relation, congress - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
Translations
neitsyysvieminen
defloracja

defloration

[ˌdiːflɔːˈreɪʃən] Ndesfloración f

defloration

n (liter, of girl) → Entjungferung f, → Defloration f
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Fanny, who immediately upon defloration surrenders "to Charles the whole charge of my future happiness" (50), is a perfect find for Charles and is hardly an encouragement for him to alter his attitudes.
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Alexander breaks with this tradition by equating Eilonwy's surrender of magic blood to her defloration in the marriage-bed and granting her absolute power over the situation.
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Not only our wives and daughters, but also yours will in libidinous manner be prosecuted by our slaves with rape and defloration, and when, after all this out of the pit of murdered citizens a Saint Domingo has risen, then may God grant that we be no more amongst the living, but then you yourselves will be compelled by the slaves who fought themselves free to carry the bones of your wife and your child to make a monument of their freedom obtained by fire and murder.
90) The fear of the blood that issues forth from the woman's vagina can be seen in the case of societies described by Jorg Wettlaufer, in which the defloration of the woman was done by another, whether they be low-status slaves who were paid to take the risk or high ranking individuals such as priests who were more likely to withstand the power of the vagina: "Very often this defloration ritual was connected to superstition and fear of hymeneal blood.
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Julie Peakman notes of such scenes that "The violent scenes of defloration were to some extent a reaction to this undisciplined female sexuality, in that men were in control of women's initiation to sexual intercourse" (65).