from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cause to have qualities that are perceived as masculine.
  • transitive verb To cause (a female) to assume masculine characteristics, as through the influence of hormones.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make masculine; to give typically male characteristics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy


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