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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