[ fem-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈfɛm əˌnaɪz /
verb (used with or without object), fem·i·nized, fem·i·niz·ing.
to make or become feminine.
- femininity complex,
- femme de chambre,
- femme fatale,
Also especially British, fem·i·nise.
Origin of feminize
1645–55; < Latin fēmin(a) woman + -ize
fem·i·ni·za·tion, nounde·fem·i·ni·za·tion, nounde·fem·i·nize, verb (used with object), de·fem·i·nized, de·fem·i·niz·ing.o·ver·fem·i·nize, verb, o·ver·fem·i·nized, o·ver·fem·i·niz·ing.
un·fem·i·nize, verb (used with object), un·fem·i·nized, un·fem·i·niz·ing.
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Examples from the Web for feminised
/ (ˈfɛmɪˌnaɪz) /
to make or become feminine
to cause (a male animal) to develop female characteristics
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