- the act of deflowering.
Origin of defloration
Examples from the Web for defloration
Historical Examples of defloration
Why are there no external symptoms of defloration, nor any pathognomick of the loss of virginity but a big belly?Three Hours after Marriage
Watts, V. M. Growth and fruiting responses to pruning and defloration of tomato plants.The Tomato
The extreme psychic importance of the manner in which the act of defloration is accomplished is strongly emphasized by Adler.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)
Martineau118 reports cases in which defloration had been effected at the age of nine or ten years.The Sexual Life of the Child
The lust of fornication is more grievous, as it verges to the desire of varieties and of defloration.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love
- the act of deflowering
Word Origin for defloration
late 14c., "culling of the finest passages from books," from Old French desfloracion (14c.), from Latin deflorationem "plucking of flowers," also "taking of (a woman's) virginity," noun of action from past participle stem of deflorare (see deflower). Cf. also anthology. Also used in Middle English with reference to virginity from c.1400.