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1dated, literary Deprive (a woman) of her virginity.
rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, sexual abuse, abuse, molestation, molesting, interference, interfering, seduction, seducingView synonyms
- ‘The count plots to exercise his droit de seigneur, the right of titled men to deflower the brides of lesser folk.’
- ‘So, she devises an incredibly complex scheme that requires Phillippe to deflower many virgins.’
- ‘Gerard Butler is never a threat in any way, except maybe as a candidate to deflower Christine.’
- ‘But modern tales about an older man deflowering a girl take a gauzier view: Often the girl does the seducing, and the affair leads to her empowerment.’
- ‘This was a bride snatching, so that one man could marry and deflower a girl on her wedding day mainly to anger a rival.’
2Strip (a plant or garden) of flowers.‘deflowered rose bushes’
Late Middle English: from Old French desflourer, from a variant of late Latin deflorare, from de- (expressing removal) + Latin flos, flor- a flower.
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