Definition of defloration in English:


Line breaks: de|flor|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːflɔːˈreɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] dated or literary
The taking of a woman’s virginity.
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  • 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).

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