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[fem-uh-nahyz] /ˈfɛm əˌnaɪz/

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

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


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