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masculinize

[ mas-kyuh-luh-nahyz ]
/ ˈmæs kyə ləˌnaɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, mas·cu·lin·ise .

Origin of masculinize

First recorded in 1920–25; masculine + -ize
mas·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 masculinize

masculinize

masculinise

/ (ˈmæskjʊlɪnˌaɪz) /

verb

to make or become masculine, esp to cause (a woman) to show male secondary sexual characteristics as a result of taking steroids
masculinization or masculinisation, noun
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Medical definitions for masculinize

masculinize
[ măskyə-lə-nīz′ ]

v.

To give a masculine appearance or character to.
To cause a female to assume masculine characteristics, as through hormonal imbalance.
mas′cu•lin•i•zation (-lə-nĭ-zāshən) n.
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