noun[mass noun] • dated or • literary
- The taking of a woman’s virginity.More example sentences
- Honeymoon cards showed women partially unwrapped from elaborate wedding veils and dresses in poses that underscored sexual defloration as imminent.
- The scene is strikingly played in shadows against a screen, through which suddenly the dancers erupt, only for the last act of the drama of defloration to take place under an enormous sheet of blood red silk.
- Cascades of flowers suggested a bride ripe for defloration, a trousseau of fine undergarments accompanied her on her honeymoon and she returned a sexual being.
late Middle English: from late Latin defloratio(n-), from the verb deflorare (see deflower).
More definitions of deflorationDefinition of defloration in:
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