defloration

[ def-luh-rey-shuh n, dee-fluh- ]
/ ˌdɛf ləˈreɪ ʃən, ˌdi flə- /

noun

the act of deflowering.

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Origin of defloration

1350–1400; Middle English defloracioun < Old French defloracion < Late Latin dēflōrātiōn- (stem of dēflōrātiō) a plucking of flowers, equivalent to dēflōrāt(us) (past participle of dēflōrāre to deflower) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for defloration

defloration
/ (ˌdiːflɔːˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the act of deflowering

Word Origin for defloration

C15: from Late Latin dēflorātiō; see de-, flower
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