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unsex

Verb

1 deprive of sex or sexual powers
2 remove the qualities typical of one's sex; "She unsexed herself"
3 make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized" [syn: sterilize, sterilise, desex, desexualize, desexualise, fix]

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Verb

en-verb unsexes
  1. To deprive of sexual attributes or characteristics
    1603-06 William Shakespeare - Macbeth - Act I, Scene V
    Lady Macbeth: "Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts! unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe full / Of direst cruelty:"
  2. To sterilize
  3. To castrate
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