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tr.v. de·flow·ered, de·flow·er·ing, de·flow·ers
To have sexual intercourse with (a virgin, especially a woman).
[Middle English deflouren, from Old French defflourer, from Late Latin dēflōrāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. to deprive of virginity, esp by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse
2. to despoil of beauty, innocence, etc; mar; violate
3. (Horticulture) to rob or despoil of flowers
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1. to deprive (a woman) of virginity.
2. to despoil of beauty, freshness, sanctity, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English deflouren < Old French desflorer < Late Latin dēflōrāre to pluck, dishonor =dē- de- + -flōrare, derivative of flōs flower]
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Past participle: deflowered
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|Verb||1.||deflower - deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"|
|2.||deflower - make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"|
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
defile, sully, taint, corrupt, cloud - place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
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deflower[diːˈflaʊəʳ] VT → desflorar
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deflower[diːˈflaʊəʳ] vt (liter) → deflorare
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