Definition of defeminize in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈfɛmɪnʌɪz/
(also defeminise)


[with object]
Deprive of feminine characteristics: there was concern that female professionalism and independence were defeminizing women
More example sentences
  • Margery seems defeminised, too: her experience of womanhood feels very much an outsider's view.
  • May is defeminized when she occupies those positions and/or performs functions already performed by men.
  • It was carried out with considerable brutality and impersonality, where the victims were publicly defeminised and destroyed.

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