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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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It opens: Six days and two thousand miles I have watched the shafted rain Feminise the burning land, Cloaking with a green distress The cerulean and the ochre Of the season's ruthlessness.
Bien que 1'intitule [much less than]guide de feminisation[much greater than] ait ete reserve a la liste des termes feminises presentee la fin de l'ouvrage, c'est Ia deuxieme section qui en constitue notre avis le noyau et qui devrait plus justement porter ce titre puisqu'on y a regroupe les regles de feminisation des noms de metiers, titres, grades et fonctions, celles-ci perniettant, en principe, de faire face a tous les cas de feminisation.