Dictionary.com

unsex

[ uhn-seks ]
/ ʌnˈsɛks /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object)
to deprive of sexual power; render impotent or frigid; spay or castrate.
to deprive (oneself or another person) of the proper or appropriate character and qualities of one's sex, as by unnatural conduct.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of unsex

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-2 + sex
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use unsex in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unsex

unsex
/ (ʌnˈsɛks) /

verb (tr)
mainly literary to deprive (a person) of the attributes of his or her sex, esp to make a woman more callous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK