feminize

[ fem-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈfɛm əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), fem·i·nized, fem·i·niz·ing.

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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British Dictionary definitions for feminization

feminize

feminise

/ (ˈfɛmɪˌnaɪz) /

verb

to make or become feminine
to cause (a male animal) to develop female characteristics

Derived Forms

feminization or feminisation, noun
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Medicine definitions for feminization

feminization

[ fĕm′ə-nĭ-zāshən ]

n.

The acquisition of female characteristics by the male.

Related forms

femi•nize′ (-nīz′) v.
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