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masculinize

[ mas-kyuh-luh-nahyz ]
/ 藞m忙s ky蓹 l蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mas路cu路lin路ized, mas路cu路lin路iz路ing.
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.
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Also especially British, mas路cu路lin路ise .

Origin of masculinize

First recorded in 1920鈥25; masculine + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM masculinize

mas路cu路lin路i路za路tion, nounde路mas路cu路lin路i路za路tion, nounde路mas路cu路lin路ize, verb (used with object), de路mas路cu路lin路ized, de路mas路cu路lin路iz路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for masculinize

masculinize

masculinise

/ (藞m忙skj蕣l瑟n藢a瑟z) /

verb
to make or become masculine, esp to cause (a woman) to show male secondary sexual characteristics as a result of taking steroids

Derived forms of masculinize

masculinization or masculinisation, noun
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Medical definitions for masculinize

masculinize
[ m膬sky蓹-l蓹-n墨z鈥 ]

v.
To give a masculine appearance or character to.
To cause a female to assume masculine characteristics, as through hormonal imbalance.

Other words from masculinize

mas鈥瞔u鈥in鈥鈥ation (-l蓹-n沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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