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tr.v. fem·i·nized, fem·i·niz·ing, fem·i·niz·es
1. To cause to have qualities that are perceived as feminine: "The compassion ... is so insistently present [in this crime novel] that it feminizes the narrative" (Lee Horsley).
2. To cause (a male) to assume physical characteristics of a female, as through the influence of hormones.
fem′i·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. (Biology) to make or become feminine
2. (Biology) to cause (a male animal) to develop female characteristics
ˌfeminiˈzation, ˌfeminiˈsation n
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v.t., v.i. -nized, -niz•ing.
to make or become feminine.
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Past participle: feminized
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|Verb||1.||feminize - assume (more) feminine characteristics; "feminized language"; "feminized frogs"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||feminize - to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to; "This hairdo feminizes the man"|
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feminize[ˈfemɪnaɪz] VT (frm) → feminizar
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