[ mas-kyuh-luh-nahyz ]
/ ˈmæs kyə ləˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), mas·cu·lin·ized, mas·cu·lin·iz·ing.
Medicine/Medical. to produce certain male secondary sex characteristics in (a female).
to make masculine in character, quality, or appearance: The presence of two large leather sofas seemed to masculinize the whole room.
Words nearby masculinize
Also especially British, mas·cu·lin·ise.
OTHER WORDS FROM masculinizemas·cu·lin·i·za·tion, nounde·mas·cu·lin·i·za·tion, nounde·mas·cu·lin·ize, verb (used with object), de·mas·cu·lin·ized, de·mas·cu·lin·iz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for demasculinize
/ (ˈmæskjʊlɪnˌaɪz) /
to make or become masculine, esp to cause (a woman) to show male secondary sexual characteristics as a result of taking steroids
Derived forms of masculinizemasculinization or masculinisation, noun
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Medicine definitions for demasculinize
[ măs′kyə-lə-nīz′ ]
To give a masculine appearance or character to.
To cause a female to assume masculine characteristics, as through hormonal imbalance.
Other words from masculinizemas′cu•lin•i•za′tion (-lə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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