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desex

[ dee-seks ]
/ diˈsɛks /
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verb (used with object)
Veterinary Surgery. to castrate or spay.
to deprive of sex, sex appeal, or sexual interest.
to remove elements of sexism from; degenderize: a campaign to desex business writing.
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Origin of desex

First recorded in 1910–15; de- + sex
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How to use desex in a sentence

  • When it becomes necessary to desex men, the resulting condition is infantile, not female.

    Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
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