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English verb: unsex

1. unsex (possession) deprive of sex or sexual powers


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)deprive, divest, strip

2. unsex (change) remove the qualities typical of one's sex


SamplesShe unsexed herself.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. unsex (body) make infertile


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


Synonymsdesex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, sterilize


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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