from The Century Dictionary.
- To make effeminate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To make effeminate.
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- verb transitive To make
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
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Similarly, she explained, washing dishes did not necessarily effeminize a man, so long as he did his duty to the "tribe": hunting, providing, and protecting the household against enemies.
The pesticides and herbicides from these farms and lawns effeminize male fish and other wildlife, which makes them less fertile.
From the time they are young boys, the onslaught to effeminize, neuter, and rob males of their manhood begins in this culture and continues relentless upon them till the day they die.