defeminise


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Verb1.defeminise - 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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Directly or indirectly, the standing corpus of Protestant literature and political writings over-sexualising and over-feminising Mary Queen of Scots may have influenced Hudson's obsession to defeminise his Protestant heroine to the extent of making her look like a warrior under an armour, masculine in appearance, hiding her female body beyond recognition.
In a conversation with Tyrell (Joe Turkel) following Rachael's test, Deckard dehumanises and defeminises her by asking, 'How can it not know what it is?' Indeed, Rachael exemplifies the Tyrell Corporation's 'more human than human' slogan, even after she realises she is a replicant.