Feminization



[fem-uh-nahyz] /ˈfɛm əˌnaɪz/

verb (used with or without object), feminized, feminizing.
1.
to make or become .
/ˈfɛmɪˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become feminine
2.
to cause (a male animal) to develop female characteristics
n.

1844, noun of action from feminize.
v.

1650s, from Latin femina (see feminine) + -ize. Related: Feminized; feminizing. Femalize (1670s, intransitive, 1709, transitive) and femininize (1868) are more rare.

feminization fem·i·ni·za·tion (fěm’ə-nĭ-zā’shən)
n.
The acquisition of female characteristics by the male.
fem’i·nize’ (-nīz’) v.

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