- to make or become feminine.
Also especially British, fem·i·nise.
Origin of feminize
1645–55; < Latin fēmin(a) woman + -ize
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Historical Examples of feminised
- to make or become feminine
- to cause (a male animal) to develop female characteristics
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Word Origin and History for feminised
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