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un·sex

(ŭn'seks),
To castrate; to deprive of the gonads.

unsex

(ŭn-sĕks′)
tr.v. un·sexed, un·sexing, un·sexes
1. To deprive of sexual capacity or sexual attributes.
2. To castrate.

unsex

verb
(1) To deprive of sexual characteristics or sexuality; either emasculate or defeminise.
(2) To castrate.

unsex

to deprive of the gonads.
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Many continued to believe, as one letter writer to the New York Amsterdam News put it, "Hitler would be the first to oppose taking a Jew, unsexing him and tossing the gruesome objects to the women and children in the crowd or to burn a Jew alive and drag his charred remains through the town.
resulting in] an influential unsexing of sacred verse" (3-4); and that Crashaw was a poet of "willing 'femininity'" who "revels in assuming the role of the Bride, which the marriage trope necessarily imposes on poets who employ it" (4).
Newman is ashamed that Parkes for her more recent book has also been treated to rudeness from anonymous male writers "who seem to imagine that she is bent on unsexing women, or is unalive to the essential necessity of some feminine virtues" (168), for she is not an extremist and is "more solid, more sensible, more bent on the real welfare of her sex than the men who talk high of the refined and beautiful accomplishments" they demand of women,