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defloration

[def′lôrā′shən]
Etymology: L, de + flos, flower, atio, process
the rupture of the vaginal hymen. Defloration may occur during sexual intercourse, during a gynecological examination, through the use of tampons, in athletic sports activity, or by surgery if necessary to remove an obstruction to menstrual flow.

defloration

A poetic (i.e., nonmedical) term for the act of taking away a woman’s virginity; deflowering.

defloration

Loss of virginity Gynecology Rupture of the hymen, which often occurs at the time of the first sexual intercourse, or during digital vaginal examination, masturbation, or with tampons. See Hymen.

defloration

(def?lo-ra'shun) [L. de, from, + flos, flor-, flower]
Rupture of the hymen during coitus, by accident, surgically, or through vaginal examination. Not many women have a hymen that is of such size or consistency as to require its surgical rupture.
See: hymen; virginity
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Almou, de nombreuses affaires se sont terminees sur des peines derisoires ou ont ete classees sans suite pour la seule raison que l'atteinte sexuelle n'a pas ete suivie de defloration.
the defloration of Laureola by Leriano's surrogate, El Auctor, instead of his chivalric protection of her.
Add to this incongruity the actual sheep elsewhere in the field just after we have heard Faure's "Agnus Dei" accompanying the defloration of Isabelle and we have a concatenation of associations that, as so often in Godard, are extremely funny in their surface absurdity but which are also deeply moving in the allusive range of implications that all the images, both visual and aural, might have for us.
This murder scene reads like a rape or ritual defloration and may be committed in fear of the woman's reproductive capabilities, with the emphasis placed on the flow of blood suggesting the breaking of the hymen while death now makes her "barren .
Using Freud he examines Cabrera's fascination with blood, menstruation and defloration and then moves swiftly to a comparison with Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) before more detailed psychoanalysis of Hitchcock's first U.
15) Schmeling 1971, 348 surmises that the "cure" Quartilla seeks for her frigidity and Encolpius' impotence is "to see the Priapic ritual of defloration.
Ankori's suggestion that defloration is symbolized in What I
Beginning with an outstanding reading of La Double Meprise, Chelebourg looks at various problems of the flesh: sexuality, love, desire, temptation, adultery, defloration, etc.
As for Bottom's curious dismay over the defloration of his dear (a dismay expressed, one might also note, as he holds aloft her bloodied mantle [V.
In a register quite opposite to this tutelary mirror, see the abject abandon of the autoerotically mirrored Romance Reader by Antoine Wiertz (reprinted as frontispiece and discussed in some detail in Stewart), where the feverish nude girl is fed fresh texts by the devil at bedside, with the coronet of imaginative defloration hung on the frame of the large mirror next to her.
They emphasize the concentration of the power to make things happen in persons either too involved in the action, like Chaucer's Count Walter, or too detached, like the earth spirit in 'Camaralzaman and Budoor' who recommends that two competitive djinn encourage mutual defloration of the two sleeping humans.