De*flour"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defloured; p. pr. & vb. n. Deflouring.] [F. d['e]florer, LL. deflorare; L. de- + flos, floris, flower. See Flower, and cf. Deflorate.]

1. To deprive of flowers.

2. To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.

He died innocent and before the sweetness of his soul was defloured and ravished from him. --Jer. Taylor.

3. To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.
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