desexualizing


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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.
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desexualizing

n. desexualización.
1. eliminación de un impulso sexual;
2. castración.
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The second objection is that desexualizing institutions is undesirable.
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Mun Pilgi deals with her time as a "comfort woman" and the subsequent impurity of her body by desexualizing herself in favor of religious purity.
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Making a commitment to change the culture by desexualizing the environment requires ongoing training for inmates and staff, the modeling of appropriate behavior, professional boundary setting, and engaging in periodic reviews and assessments of sexual safety measures within each facility.
Despite her association with the Orient and the sexual connotations of the Hasid approaching religious ecstasy, Hadassah's mystical Shuvi Nafshi succeeded in desexualizing her Jewish female body, making it possible to evoke, in the words of one newspaper reporter, that "elusive quality called 'soul.'" Even her rabbi father, who felt that theatrical dance was licentious, was moved to tears by Shuvi Nafshi.