from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To take away the virginity of (a woman).
- transitive v. To destroy the innocence, integrity, or beauty of; ravage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To take the virginity of a woman or girl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive of flowers.
- transitive v. To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.
- transitive v. To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive or strip of flowers, or of the qualities or character of a flower.
- Hence To despoil of beauty or grace; spoil the appearance or nature of; damage; vitiate.
- To deprive of virginity; ravish; violate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of virginity
- v. make imperfect
Middle English deflouren, from Old French defflourer, from Late Latin dēflōrāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)