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desex

[dee-seks] /diˈsɛks/
verb (used with object)
1.
Veterinary Surgery. to castrate or spay.
2.
to deprive of sex, sex appeal, or sexual interest.
3.
to remove elements of sexism from; degenderize:
a campaign to desex business writing.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; de- + sex
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de-sex in Medicine

desex de·sex (dē-sěks')
v. de·sexed, de·sex·ing, de·sex·es
To remove part or all of the reproductive organs of.

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