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English verb: desexualize

1. desexualize (motion) direct one's libidinous urges into another direction


Synonymsdesexualise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sublimate

2. desexualize (body) make infertile


SamplesIn some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized.


Synonymsdesex, desexualise, fix, sterilise, sterilize, unsex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)operate, operate on


Narrower (hyponym)alter, castrate, castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, neuter, spay, vasectomise, vasectomize









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