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


Definition of the verb desexualize

What does desexualize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: desexualized | desexualizing | desexualizes

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

Alternative definition of the verb desexualize


  1. [transitive] To divest of sexual attributes; to make conceptually asexual.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for desexualize

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

Desexualize. 2.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

castrate, spay, sterilize, alter, neuter, desex, desexualize, emasculate. gelid adj. cold, icy, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

decriminalize, demilitarize, denaturalize, departmentalize, depoliticize, desexualize, Europeanize, exteriorize, ideologize, immaterialize, individualize, industrialize, internationalize, legitimatize, materialize, miniaturize, particularize, political ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

rebuild, resolve, specify, work out 8 castrate, entrench, mutilate, overhaul, regulate, renovate 9 concenter, establish, stabilize, sterilize 10 tamper with 11 concentrate, desexualize, predicament, recondition, reconstruct fixation 5 craze, mania, ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

desexualize or desexualise P v. deprive of sexual character. — DERIVATIVES desexualization n. desh /dEj'/ P n. Indian a person's or ...

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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Video shows what desexualize means. To divest of sexual attributes, to make conceptually asexual.. Desexualize Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

Scrabble value of D2E1S1E1X8U1A1L1I1Z10E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 28 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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