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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FEM'INIZE, v.t. To make womanish. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: assume (more) feminine characteristics; "feminized language"; "feminized frogs" [syn: feminize, feminise]
2: to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to; "This hairdo feminizes the man" [syn: feminize, feminise, effeminize, effeminise, womanize]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1652 1. to give a feminine quality to 2. to cause (a male or castrate) to take on feminine characters (as by implantation of ovaries or administration of estrogens) feminization noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. & intr. (also -ise) make or become feminine or female. Derivatives: feminization n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Feminize Fem"i*nize, v. t. [Cf. F. f['e]miniser.] To make womanish or effeminate. --Dr. H. More.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(feminizes, feminizing, feminized) Note: in BRIT, also use 'feminise' To feminize something means to make it into something that involves mainly women or is thought suitable for or typical of women. (FORMAL) ...their governments' policies of feminizing low-paid factory work. ...a feminised pinstriped suit. VERB: V n, V-ed



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