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Definition of "defeminize" []

  • To divest of feminine traits, qualities, or characteristics. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "defeminize" in a sentence
  • "You are correct in pointing out that in the frat-tastic jockocracy that is today's GOP, it is standard operating procedure to feminize male candidates and defeminize female candidates."
  • "Professional careers do not of themselves defeminize women, otherwise the Church would not have raised political women to sainthood, as was the case with St. Elizabeth and St. Clotilde."
  • "No, I was just trying to speak what I thought might be in Rosie ` s mind, not what ` s in my mind, but, you know, to draw a mustache on a woman is to defeminize her."
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