from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of feminizing, or the state of being feminized
  • n. The development of female sex characteristics

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of feminizing, or the state of being feminized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rendering or becoming feminine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of becoming feminized; the development of female characteristics (loss of facial hair or breast enlargement) in a male because of hormonal disorders or castration


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  • We continually speak about the fact that women make 70 cents to every dollar a man makes and yet we refuse to acknowledge more than lip service to the term feminization of poverty.

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  • Black women represent the very term feminization of poverty and when responsible for raising a child, motherhood and race combine in many instances to create abject poverty.

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  • The so-called feminization of America really the slow movement toward equality is reflected in most sports, many boardrooms, and the military.

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  • Many people are aware of the phenomenon known as feminization of poverty.

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  • At this point Equiano's Christian masochism reveals itself to be integrally connected to a certain feminization.

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  • At the start of his career, one recurring theme of his work was the lampooning of the so-called feminization of American culture as men abandoned hard labor to work for corporations.


  • Parental leave, day care, the so-called feminization of our politics or the soccer moms -- it's real for these three women in Buffalo.

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  • The so-called feminization of migration, the United Nations and the International Labor Organization (ILO) claim, has the potential in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment.


  • We've heard it all before, of course: endless tiresome right-wing commentary about the so-called "feminization" of culture, for example.

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  • Not that a post that ridiculous warrants any serious critique (and Sprearhead's rambling don't even begin to hold a candle to Dirk Benedict's marvelous tirade), but the author doesn't even begin to show that there's a "feminization" process at work, rather than just a foreseeable progression that science fiction has gone through as its become fodder for prime time TV.

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