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de·sex·u·al·ize

 (dē-sĕk′sho͞o-ə-līz′)
tr.v. de·sex·u·al·ized, de·sex·u·al·iz·ing, de·sex·u·al·iz·es
1. To take away the sexual quality of.
2. To desex.

de·sex′u·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

desexualize

(diːˈsɛksjʊəˌlaɪz) or

desexualise

vb
(Surgery) (tr) to deprive of sexual characteristics by the surgical removal of the testicles or ovaries; castrate or spay. Often shortened to: desex
deˌsexualiˈzation, deˌsexualiˈsation n

de•sex•u•al•ize

(diˈsɛk ʃu əˌlaɪz)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to deprive of sexual character.
[1890–95]
de•sex`u•al•i•za′tion, n.

desexualize


Past participle: desexualized
Gerund: desexualizing

Imperative
desexualize
desexualize
Present
I desexualize
you desexualize
he/she/it desexualizes
we desexualize
you desexualize
they desexualize
Preterite
I desexualized
you desexualized
he/she/it desexualized
we desexualized
you desexualized
they desexualized
Present Continuous
I am desexualizing
you are desexualizing
he/she/it is desexualizing
we are desexualizing
you are desexualizing
they are desexualizing
Present Perfect
I have desexualized
you have desexualized
he/she/it has desexualized
we have desexualized
you have desexualized
they have desexualized
Past Continuous
I was desexualizing
you were desexualizing
he/she/it was desexualizing
we were desexualizing
you were desexualizing
they were desexualizing
Past Perfect
I had desexualized
you had desexualized
he/she/it had desexualized
we had desexualized
you had desexualized
they had desexualized
Future
I will desexualize
you will desexualize
he/she/it will desexualize
we will desexualize
you will desexualize
they will desexualize
Future Perfect
I will have desexualized
you will have desexualized
he/she/it will have desexualized
we will have desexualized
you will have desexualized
they will have desexualized
Future Continuous
I will be desexualizing
you will be desexualizing
he/she/it will be desexualizing
we will be desexualizing
you will be desexualizing
they will be desexualizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been desexualizing
you have been desexualizing
he/she/it has been desexualizing
we have been desexualizing
you have been desexualizing
they have been desexualizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been desexualizing
you will have been desexualizing
he/she/it will have been desexualizing
we will have been desexualizing
you will have been desexualizing
they will have been desexualizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been desexualizing
you had been desexualizing
he/she/it had been desexualizing
we had been desexualizing
you had been desexualizing
they had been desexualizing
Conditional
I would desexualize
you would desexualize
he/she/it would desexualize
we would desexualize
you would desexualize
they would desexualize
Past Conditional
I would have desexualized
you would have desexualized
he/she/it would have desexualized
we would have desexualized
you would have desexualized
they would have desexualized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desexualize - direct one's libidinous urges into another direction
sublimate - direct energy or urges into useful activities
2.desexualize - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
neuter, spay, castrate, alter - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, castrate - remove the testicles of a male animal
vasectomise, vasectomize - remove the vas deferens; "many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
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