masculinization

masculinize

[mas-kyuh-luh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), masculinized, masculinizing.
1.
Medicine/Medical. to produce certain male secondary sex characteristics in (a female).
2.
to make masculine in character, quality, or appearance: The presence of two large leather sofas seemed to masculinize the whole room.
Also, especially British, masculinise.


Origin:
1920–25; masculine + -ize

masculinization, noun
demasculinization, noun
demasculinize, verb (used with object), demasculinized, demasculinizing.
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masculinize or masculinise (ˈmæskjʊlɪnˌaɪz)
 
vb
to make or become masculine, esp to cause (a woman) to show male secondary sexual characteristics as a result of taking steroids
 
masculinise or masculinise
 
vb
 
masculini'zation or masculinise
 
n
 
masculini'sation or masculinise
 
n

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masculinize mas·cu·lin·ize (mās'kyə-lə-nīz')
v. mas·cu·lin·ized, mas·cu·lin·iz·ing, mas·cu·lin·iz·es

  1. To give a masculine appearance or character to.

  2. To cause a female to assume masculine characteristics, as through hormonal imbalance.


mas'cu·lin·i·za'tion (-lə-nĭ-zā'shən) n.
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