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feminize

(fĕm′ə-nīz′)
tr.v. femi·nized, femi·nizing, femi·nizes
1. To cause to have qualities that are perceived as feminine: "The compassion ... is so insistently present [in this crime novel] that it feminizes the narrative" (Lee Horsley).
2. To cause (a male) to assume physical characteristics of a female, as through the influence of hormones.

fem′i·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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