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1 Make (something) more characteristic of or associated with women:‘as office roles changed, clerical work was increasingly feminized’
- ‘For this group of men who won't feminise their behaviour, Britain is becoming increasingly unwelcoming.’
- ‘The treatment feminised the past: it is veiled and mysterious, but might be available to us with the right chat-up line.’
- ‘Over time, this element of her story is lost, and she is increasingly configured as a highly feminized martyr.’
- ‘The men who have entered female types of work are then contrasted with those that work in male jobs which are feminising, to illustrate some of the processes of marginalisation.’
- ‘The male singer avoids being feminized principally through two linguistic devices.’
- ‘I refer to Kieron Wood's article about feminised Catholicism and share some of his concerns.’
- ‘I would feminise global politics and take to task those countries which refuse to co-operate with treaties such as the Kyoto Agreement.’
- ‘He argues that professionalization emerged as an ideology used by women and men social workers to overcome their marginal status and gain respectability in a new and increasingly feminized job market in the 20th century.’
- ‘Will his sex-change also feminize his personality, his attitudes, his spirit, and thus endanger my male friendship with him?’
- ‘Interestingly the practice among American surgeons has changed over the last few years - as it has in Australia, which is not to jump in too early with an operation which will feminise the baby.’
- ‘In the 1930s the Soviet retail workforce was increasingly feminized.’
- ‘We need to feminise economics and take seriously the new politics of gender, time and care if we are to nurture families in the new economy.’
- ‘The appointment of a woman as secretary-general of the Department of Education feminises the Irish education system to an astonishing degree.’
- ‘Whereas Amelia is presented as masculinized, Rhyme appears feminized.’
- ‘To feminise it, it's all about accessories: the make-up and hair.’
- ‘Efforts have been made to feminise its content and to cover issues such as environmental damage and domestic abuse.’
- ‘Once, however, Maria has entered the von Trapp household, she actively humanises, harmonises, and feminises these new environs.’
- ‘That's why I was really happy to play a character who's not overly feminized.’
- ‘On the other hand, there is evidence that some individual service sector occupations have been feminised with a replacement of male by female labour and some decline in male relative wage rates.’
- ‘In contrast to the state-sanctioned violence of the first scene, the violence that dominates the rest of the play is feminized.’
- 1.1 Induce female sexual characteristics in (a male).
- ‘In general, ovarian estrogens feminize and demasculinize the developing hypothalamus and perhaps other brain areas known to control copulatory behaviors.’
- ‘These are detergent products, and they break down in the environment to be coming quite oestrogenically active, quite capable of feminising the fish.’
- ‘Until then, most of the fish were very strongly feminized.’
- ‘Taking estrogen can feminize appearance by increasing breast size, shrinking testicles, rounding the hips and reducing facial and body hair.’
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