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de·sex  (dē-sĕks′)
tr.v. de·sexed, de·sex·ing, de·sex·es
To remove part or all of the reproductive organs of; neuter.

de•sex (diˈsɛks)

1. to unsex.
2. to deprive of sex appeal or sexual interest.
3. to degenderize.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Verb1.desex - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
neuter, spay, castrate, alter - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, castrate - remove the testicles of a male animal
vasectomise, vasectomize - remove the vas deferens; "many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

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28) Leontes' sudden onslaught of suspicion and jealousy serves to desex him in his position of patriarchal authority.
This is an odd, if not queer technique, for, by repeatedly describing Elizabeth as tired, greying, shrivelling, and so on, and as a reasoning if sympathetic character, what Coetzee the novelist effectively does is to desex her.

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