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Desexualise

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb desexualise:

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Definition of the verb desexualise

What does desexualise mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: desexualised | desexualising | desexualises

  1. direct one's libidinous urges into another direction
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • alternative spelling: desexualize
    • more generic word: sublimate = direct energy or urges into useful activities
  2. make infertile

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Desexualise

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Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

n desexualise BR di:'Seksjolaiz, di:'Seksula Iz, di:'Seks|AIZ, di:'Sekjö(o)laiz, ...

Google previewThe First Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2013)

A Gift for Sigmund Freud's 80th Birthday by Richard Sterba

The ability to desexualise [Desexualisierungsfdhigkeit] is a part of the plasticity [Plastizit'a't] (see separate entry) of the sexual instincts.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

desexualize (also desexualise) 7verb [with obj.] deprive of sexual character or the distinctive qualiVties of a sex. – derivatives desexualization noun. desh /dʃ/ 7noun [mass noun] Indian a person's or a people's ...

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Scrabble value of D2E1S1E1X8U1A1L1I1S1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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