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degender

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin dēgenerāre.

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degender (third-person singular simple present degenders, present participle degendering, simple past and past participle degendered)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To degenerate.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.prologue:
      And if then those may any worse be red, / They into that ere long will be degendered.

Etymology 2Edit

de- +‎ gender

VerbEdit

degender (third-person singular simple present degenders, present participle degendering, simple past and past participle degendered)

  1. (transitive) To strip of gender; to make genderless or gender-neutral.
    • 2005, R. W. Connell, Masculinities (page 232)
      It follows that a degendering strategy, an attempt to dismantle hegemonic masculinity, is unavoidable []

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