verb (used with or without object), ef·fem·i·nat·ed, ef·fem·i·nat·ing.
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And then I have effeminated and enervated myself with love and the summer in these last two months.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV|Thomas Moore
Our gentry forsooth in these dayes are so effeminated that they know not how to ride on horseback.Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)|John Aubrey
Had I been united to her, the excess of my affection would have effeminated my intellect.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The latter is preserved in the sense of "effeminated man," found in myths concerning Loke.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3|Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
Under this fostering care he "effeminated himself" (obabilsya), as he is wont to say.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace