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unsex

[ uhn-seks ]
/ ʌnˈsɛks /
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verb (used with object)

to deprive of sexual power; render impotent or frigid; spay or castrate.
to deprive (oneself or another) of the proper or appropriate character and qualities of one's sex, as by unnatural conduct.

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Origin of unsex

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-2 + sex
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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
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