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de·flow·er

 (dē-flou′ər)
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.]

de·flow′er·er n.
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deflower

(diːˈflaʊə)
vb (tr)
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
deˈflowerer n
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de•flow•er

(dɪˈflaʊ ər)

v.t.
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]
de•flow′er•er, n.
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deflower


Past participle: deflowered
Gerund: deflowering

Imperative
deflower
deflower
Present
I deflower
you deflower
he/she/it deflowers
we deflower
you deflower
they deflower
Preterite
I deflowered
you deflowered
he/she/it deflowered
we deflowered
you deflowered
they deflowered
Present Continuous
I am deflowering
you are deflowering
he/she/it is deflowering
we are deflowering
you are deflowering
they are deflowering
Present Perfect
I have deflowered
you have deflowered
he/she/it has deflowered
we have deflowered
you have deflowered
they have deflowered
Past Continuous
I was deflowering
you were deflowering
he/she/it was deflowering
we were deflowering
you were deflowering
they were deflowering
Past Perfect
I had deflowered
you had deflowered
he/she/it had deflowered
we had deflowered
you had deflowered
they had deflowered
Future
I will deflower
you will deflower
he/she/it will deflower
we will deflower
you will deflower
they will deflower
Future Perfect
I will have deflowered
you will have deflowered
he/she/it will have deflowered
we will have deflowered
you will have deflowered
they will have deflowered
Future Continuous
I will be deflowering
you will be deflowering
he/she/it will be deflowering
we will be deflowering
you will be deflowering
they will be deflowering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deflowering
you have been deflowering
he/she/it has been deflowering
we have been deflowering
you have been deflowering
they have been deflowering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deflowering
you will have been deflowering
he/she/it will have been deflowering
we will have been deflowering
you will have been deflowering
they will have been deflowering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deflowering
you had been deflowering
he/she/it had been deflowering
we had been deflowering
you had been deflowering
they had been deflowering
Conditional
I would deflower
you would deflower
he/she/it would deflower
we would deflower
you would deflower
they would deflower
Past Conditional
I would have deflowered
you would have deflowered
he/she/it would have deflowered
we would have deflowered
you would have deflowered
they would have deflowered
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deflower - deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
copulate, mate, couple, pair - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
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"
blemish, deface, disfigure - mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
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deflower

verb
1. seduce, dishonour, deprave She was deflowered by a man who worked in the factory.
2. ravish, rape, violate, assault, molest, force marauding invaders who will deflower our womenfolk
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deflower

verb
To deprive of virginity:
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Translations
neitsyysviedä

deflower

[diːˈflaʊəʳ] VTdesflorar
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deflower

vt (liter) girlentjungfern, deflorieren
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deflower

[diːˈflaʊəʳ] vt (liter) → deflorare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The victim told the investigator that the accused deflowered her.
I got married to him at the age of 22, and he was the one who deflowered me.
"One of us has had her entire precious life deflowered. But it saddens that when we tried to raise our voice on the issues, the school said the affected girls were pretending."
For how long our little flowers will continue to be deflowered. For God's sake punish the perpetrators and set an example for others so that no one can dare to repeat the same.
A first night of passion culminates in Hugh telling Jay she is now the target of a sexually transmitted spectre that mercilessly stalks each deflowered victim.
A first night of passion culminates in Hugh informing Jay she is now the target of a sexually transmitted spectre that stalks each deflowered victim.
"You're not going to believe me but I need to you to remember what I say," he barks, informing Jay that she is now the target of a sexually transmitted spectre that silently and mercilessly stalks each deflowered victim.
"You're not going to believe me but I need to you to remember what I say," he barks, informing Jay that she is now the target a sexually transmitted spectre that silently and mercilessly stalks each deflowered victim.
All is going well until their flight is disrupted by a homeward bound young Cuban, on the run from a notorious local gangster, whose daughter he has not only deflowered, but given cause to take a trip around Mothercare.
The first is the sweet, shy gym manager (Thomas Middleditch) who's had a crush on Hope since her pre-Olympic days, and the other is the cocky, conquest-seeking gold-medalist (Sebastian Stan) who deflowered her a decade earlier, right after her big victory.
The episode will see Dandy giving Bette and Dot the "troubling information" about the man who deflowered them.
"I lost my virginity so late that when it finally happened I wasn't so much as deflowered as deadheaded" - Comedian Holly Walsh at the Edinburgh Festival.