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ef•fem•i•nate



Pronunciation: (
adj.i-fem'u-nit;
v.i-fem'u-nāt"),
[key]
adj., v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.


adj.
1. (of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
2. characterized by excessive softness, delicacy, self-indulgence, etc.: effeminate luxury.

v.t., v.i.
to make or become effeminate.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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