- Medicine/Medical. to produce certain male secondary sex characteristics in (a female).
- to make masculine in character, quality, or appearance: The presence of two large leather sofas seemed to masculinize the whole room.
Also especially British, mas·cu·lin·ise.
Origin of masculinize
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This masculinization idea had also sent her on a commission of enquiry into Mexico.The Secret Places of the Heart
H. G. Wells
- to make or become masculine, esp to cause (a woman) to show male secondary sexual characteristics as a result of taking steroids
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- To give a masculine appearance or character to.
- To cause a female to assume masculine characteristics, as through hormonal imbalance.
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