defloration

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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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Average age for losing virginity is 17, but 11 per cent are still virgins at of 25.