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Related to effeminise: emasculate
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Verb1.effeminise - to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to; "This hairdo feminizes the man"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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Painted boy actors fared no better in the anti-theatrical tracts as it was feared that the materials with which they constructed their impersonations of women could literally permeate their bodies and truly effeminise them.