to make masculine; esp., to produce male characteristics in (a female)
Origin of masculinize; from masculine + -ize
transitive verbmas·cu·lin·ized, mas·cu·lin·iz·ing, mas·cu·lin·iz·es
- To cause to have qualities that are perceived as masculine: a work environment that is masculinized.
- To cause (a female) to assume masculine characteristics, as through the influence of hormones.
(third-person singular simple present masculinizes, present participle masculinizing, simple past and past participle masculinized)