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Related to virilize: virilisation
Development of male secondary sexual characteristics.
vir′il·ize′ (-ə-līz′) v.
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(Medicine) (of medicines, drugs, etc) to cause male characteristics such as a deep voice and facial hair to appear in (a female); to masculinize
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v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to induce or promote the development of male secondary sex characteristics in (a female); masculinize.
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|Verb||1.||virilize - produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy; "the drugs masculinized the teenage girl"|
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"
masculinize - give a masculine appearance or character to; "Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s"
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