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Definition of "unsex" []

  • To deprive of sexual capacity or sexual attributes. (verb-transitive)
  • To castrate. (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 "unsex" in a sentence
  • "Were woman to 'unsex' themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings, and would surely perish without male protection."
  • "Under the universal assumption that men alone were humanity, that the world was masculine and for men only, the efforts of the women were met as a deliberate attempt to "unsex" themselves and become men."
  • "Particularly gruesome were the umbilical cord ripped from Lady Macbeth's body ( "unsex me here ...") and the silken web strands that emerged from her fingertips."