desexualize desexualize v. i. & t. to direct one's libidinous urges into another direction. [WordNet 1.5]

2. same as {desex}.

Syn: sterilize, desex, unsex, fix, make infertile. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • desexualize — (Amer.) v. castrate or spay; remove sexist elements from; take away sex or sex appeal (also desexualise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • desexualize — [dē sek′sho͞o əl īz΄] vt. desexualized, desexualizing DESEX desexualization n …   English World dictionary

  • desexualize — transitive verb Date: 1894 1. to deprive of sexual characters or power 2. to divest of sexual quality • desexualization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • desexualize — v.t., desexualized, desexualizing. * * * …   Universalium

  • desexualize — verb To divest of sexual attributes; to make conceptually asexual …   Wiktionary

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  • desexualize — or desexualise verb deprive of sexual character. Derivatives desexualization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • desexualize — also ise BrE verb (T) to remove the sexual quality from something desexualization noun (C, U): desexualization of the body …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • desexualize — de·sexualize …   English syllables

  • desexualize — de•sex•u•al•ize [[t]diˈsɛk ʃu əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing. to deprive of sexual character • Etymology: 1890–95 de•sex u•al•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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