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asexualize Line breaks: asex¦ual|ize
Pronunciation: /eɪˈsɛkʃʊəlʌɪz/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also asexualise)

Definition of asexualize in English:


[with object] rare
Deprive of sexual qualities; make asexual: they asexualize him by treating him like a brother (as adjective asexualized) the asexualized image of an idealized mother
More example sentences
  • He's only seventeen, and I wonder what the health effects might be, apart from of course asexualizing him.
  • He will have lost his aggressive drive, so he really won't even be able to get angry about being asexualized.
  • She argues for the ascent of a heterosexual heroine who wields socio-sexual power without becoming a desexualized or asexualized creature.


Example sentences
  • Many simply find it easiest to wear their orientation like a badge, and undoubtedly their efforts to demonstrate their sexual identity alleviate the stigma of asexualization.
  • Several states have passed statutes providing for compulsory asexualization of inmates of insane asylums and prisons.
  • Advocates of compulsory sterilization who called for the asexualization or castration of women generally wanted the woman to undergo a hysterectomy.
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