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Origin of defloration
Examples from the Web for defloration
The lust of fornication is more grievous, as it verges to the desire of varieties and of defloration.
Watts, V. M. Growth and fruiting responses to pruning and defloration of tomato plants.The Tomato|Paul Work
Defloration thus has its powerful fascination in the respect consciously or unconsciously felt for woman's chastity.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
The lust of fornication is more grievous as it verges to the desire of varieties and of defloration, n. 454.
It is self-abuse that leads gradually to the production of pain in defloration.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
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.