effeminize

[ ih-fem-uh-nahyz ]
/ ɪˈfɛm əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), ef·fem·i·nized, ef·fem·i·niz·ing.

to make effeminate.

Origin of effeminize

First recorded in 1605–15; effemin(ate) + -ize
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