transitive verb-·nized·, -·niz·ing
to divest of feminine attributes or physical characteristics
transitive verbde·fem·i·nized, de·fem·i·niz·ing, de·fem·i·niz·es
To divest of feminine traits, qualities, or characteristics.
(third-person singular simple present defeminizes, present participle defeminizing, simple past and past participle defeminized)
- To lose, or to remove feminine characteristics or qualities
de- + feminize