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desexualize

(dē-sĕks′ū-ăl-īz) [″ + sexus, sex]
To castrate; to remove sexual traits.
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Nonetheless, in the same way as her masculinisation and desexualisation generate conflicts regarding her role at war, her exercise of power and agency, even if perpetuating the patriarchal order, indirectly questions the society in which she had to emerge as a heroine and liberator.
(59) L'autre exemple du grand amour que donne Rachilde est Sainte-Therese d'Avila, une reference des plus ironiques ou se mele erotisme, desexualisation, et lesbianisme.
He stresses that in order to conciliate them and resolve the inner conflict, "the amorous subject gains access to the desiring object" by a "desexualisation of the woman," a gender transposition process--to use Kritzman's own term, a partial erasure--that "keeps the desire alive but extinguishes the anxiety associated with sexual difference" (159).