unsex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ sex

Verb[edit]

unsex (third-person singular simple present unsexes, present participle unsexing, simple past and past participle unsexed)

  1. To deprive of sexual attributes or characteristics.
    • 1603-06, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, Scene V:
      Lady Macbeth: "Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts! unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe full / Of direst cruelty:"
  2. To sterilize (deprive of the ability to procreate); to castrate.

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