masculinize

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From masculine +‎ -ize.

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masculinize (third-person singular simple present masculinizes, present participle masculinizing, simple past and past participle masculinized)

  1. (transitive) To make masculine; to give typically male characteristics.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      Impersonality always masculinizes a woman.

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