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trans- +‎ sex


transsex (third-person singular simple present transsexes, present participle transsexing, simple past and past participle transsexed)

  1. (intransitive) To transition (to undergo a transition) from being one sex/gender to being another (especially by sex reassignment surgery). (Compare transgender.)
    • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:transsex.
    • 2007, Catherine Harper, Intersex, ISBN 1845201833, page 11:
      Many intersexuals, however, are surgically assigned as male or female, and for some that assignment causes such disharmony between body and psyche that the subject then transsexes in adulthood.
  2. (transitive) To transgender; to (cause something to) change from being sexed/gendered in one way to being sexed/gendered in another way.
    • 2009, Andrea Bloomgarden, ‎Rosemary B. Mennuti, Psychotherapist Revealed ISBN 0203893859, page 184:
      There is a common misconception that gay men, for instance, are naturally effeminate and may someday wish to transsex their bodies.
    • 2009, Bodies and Boundaries in Graeco-Roman Antiquity ISBN 3110212536, page 136:
      Isis transsexes Iphis, female to male (Met. 9.668: Iphide mutata) in the nick of time (unusque dies restabat) on his/her wedding day.


transsex (not comparable)

  1. Transsexual.
    • 2006, Paisley Currah, ‎Richard M. Juang, ‎Shannon Minter, Transgender Rights ISBN 0816643121, page 65:
      New York, Ohio, and Texas ruled that transsex persons could marry only in the gender role that they had been assigned at birth.



transsex (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Transsexuality, transsexualism; the state of being transsexual. (Compare transgender.)
    • 2007, Alison Stone, An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy ISBN 074563883X, page 41
      Before we can answer this question, we need to consider two other phenomena – transsex and transgender – which also expose the muddle within conventional categories of sex.

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