Definitions for unsexʌnˈsɛks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•sexʌnˈsɛks(v.t.)

  1. to deprive of sexual power; spay or castrate.

    Category: Zoology

  2. to deprive or divest of the qualities deemed appropriate for one's sex.

    Category: Psychology, Common Vocabulary

Origin of unsex:

1595–1605

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsex(verb)

    deprive of sex or sexual powers

  2. unsex(verb)

    remove the qualities typical of one's sex

    "She unsexed herself"

  3. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix(verb)

    make infertile

    "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

Wiktionary

  1. unsex(Verb)

    To deprive of sexual attributes or characteristics

  2. unsex(Verb)

    To sterilize

  3. unsex(Verb)

    To castrate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unsex(verb)

    to deprive of sex, or of qualities becoming to one's sex; esp., to make unfeminine in character, manners, duties, or the like; as, to unsex a woman

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