effeminize vs feminize what difference

what is difference between effeminize and feminize

English

Verb

effeminize (third-person singular simple present effeminizes, present participle effeminizing, simple past and past participle effeminized)

  1. (transitive) To make effeminate.



English

Alternative forms

  • femininize, femininise, feminise

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛmɪnaɪz/

Verb

feminize (third-person singular simple present feminizes, present participle feminizing, simple past and past participle feminized)

  1. (transitive) To make (more) feminine.
    • 1962, D J B Ashley, Human Intersex
      Parabiosis experiments on primitive vertebrates showed inversion of sex in either direction, males were feminized and females masculinized.
  2. (intransitive) To become (more) feminine.

Synonyms

  • femalize

Antonyms

  • masculinize, masculinise
  • masculize, masculise

Derived terms

  • feminization

Translations


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