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Pronunciation: ev'i-ra'shun, e-vi-ra'shun


  1. Loss or absence of the masculine, with acquisition of feminine characteristics; a type of effemination.
  2. Delusional belief of a man that he has become a woman.

Synonym(s): emasculation

[L. e, out, + vir, man]

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