feminization

feminize

[fem-uh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), feminized, feminizing.
to make or become feminine.
Also, especially British, feminise.


Origin:
1645–55; < Latin fēmin(a) woman + -ize

feminization, noun
defeminization, noun
defeminize, verb (used with object), defeminized, defeminizing.
overfeminize, verb, overfeminized, overfeminizing.
unfeminize, verb (used with object), unfeminized, unfeminizing.
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feminize or feminise (ˈfɛmɪˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become feminine
2.  to cause (a male animal) to develop female characteristics
 
feminise or feminise
 
vb
 
femini'zation or feminise
 
n
 
femini'sation or feminise
 
n

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feminization fem·i·ni·za·tion (fěm'ə-nĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The acquisition of female characteristics by the male.


fem'i·nize' (-nīz') v.
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