effeminise


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Related to effeminise: emasculate
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Verb1.effeminise - to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to; "This hairdo feminizes the man"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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Painted boy actors fared no better in the anti-theatrical tracts as it was feared that the materials with which they constructed their impersonations of women could literally permeate their bodies and truly effeminise them.
It is an economic situation that "effeminises" the jobless and "musculinises" the employed.