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[dee-seks] /diˈsɛks/
verb (used with object)
Veterinary Surgery. to castrate or spay.
to deprive of sex, sex appeal, or sexual interest.
to remove elements of sexism from; degenderize:
a campaign to desex business writing.
Origin of desex
1910-15; de- + sex Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When it becomes necessary to desex men, the resulting condition is infantile, not female.

    Taboo and Genetics Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
desex 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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