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  1. simple past and past participle of gender (assign gender to)
  2. (archaic) simple past and past participle of gender (engender)
    • 1662, Henry More, An Antidote Against Atheism, Book I, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, page 11:
      "...or some hidden Spermatick power has gendered these both Anchors, Urnes, Coins, and Sculls in the ground...

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gendered (comparative more gendered, superlative most gendered)

  1. (linguistics, of a language) Having grammatical gender.
    Grammatically, Hebrew is a gendered language because every noun is either masculine or feminine.
  2. Having attributes associated with gender.
    • 1996, Pat Kirkham, The Gendered Object, page 103:
      Not surprisingly this differentiation of children by means of gendered clothing both reflects and reinforces traditional gender representations and identities already dominant within our contemporary society.
  3. Divided by gender.
    In the past, parenting was a more gendered activity with more distinct male and female roles.

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