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tr.v. mas·cu·lin·ized, mas·cu·lin·iz·ing, mas·cu·lin·iz·es
1. To cause to have qualities that are perceived as masculine: a work environment that is masculinized.
2. To cause (a female) to assume masculine characteristics, as through the influence of hormones.

mas′cu·lin·i·za′tion (-lə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.masculinization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)masculinization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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[ˌmæskjʊlɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nmasculinización f
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n. masculinización. V.: virilization.
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