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effemination

Pronunciation: e-fem'i-na'shun

Definition: Acquisition of feminine characteristics, either physiologically as part of female maturation, or pathologically by individuals of either sex.

[L. ef-femino, pp. -atus, to make feminine, fr. ex, out, + femina, woman]

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