deflowering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

deflowering

  1. Present participle of deflower.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈflaʊ(w)əɹɪŋ(ɡ)/

Noun[edit]

deflowering (plural deflowerings)

  1. The breaking of the hymen of a virgin.
    • 1794 Emanuel Swedenborg - The Delights of Wisdom Concerning Conjugial Love: After which Follow the Pleasures of Insanity
      Some adulterers are impelled by the cupidity of deflowering virgins, and thence also of deflowering young girls in their harmless age.
    • 2005 Muhammad Khalid Masud et al - Dispensing Justice in Islam: Qadis and Their Judgements
      If a midwife testifies that the wound is old, then deflowering may have occurred prior to the husband's initial penetration of his wife.