Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of deflowering.
  • noun Rupture of the hymen, typically in sexual intercourse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of deflowering; the act of depriving of the flower.
  • noun A selection of the flower or most valuable part of anything.
  • noun The act of depriving of virginity; ravishment; rape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of deflouring.
  • noun rare That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of deflowering

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

  • noun an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something
  • noun the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English defloracioun, from Late Latin dēflōrātiō, dēflōrātiōn-, from dēflōrātus, past participle of dēflōrāre, to deflower; see deflower.]

Examples

  • The act of removing the hymen is often spoken of as "defloration" -- the tearing to pieces of a flower.

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  • For example, Fanny’s defloration is pretty grisly (like all other deflorations in the book, the pain the women experience is not glossed over, nor does it disappear after their first time), and then Fanny is raped by a gentleman while she is very depressed over miscarrying due to the shock of her true love being sent to the South Seas.

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  • For example, Fanny’s defloration is pretty grisly (like all other deflorations in the book, the pain the women experience is not glossed over, nor does it disappear after their first time), and then Fanny is raped by a gentleman while she is very depressed over miscarrying due to the shock of her true love being sent to the South Seas.

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  • The lusts treated of in the four following chapters, are not only lusts of adultery, but are more grievous than those since they exist only from adulteries, being taken to after adulteries are become loathsome; as the lust of defloration, which is first treated of, and which cannot previously exist with any one; in like manner the lust of varieties, the lust of violation, and the lust of seducing innocencies, which are afterwards treated of.

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  • Here the word is probably confused with "defloration" by Paroubek ...

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  • To say that the post-wedding and pre - defloration diner intime à deux is unpromising is to say the least of it:

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  • To say that the post-wedding and pre - defloration diner intime à deux is unpromising is to say the least of it:

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  • To say that the post-wedding and pre - defloration diner intime à deux is unpromising is to say the least of it:

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  • The sexes when worshipping it exchanged habits and here the virginity was offered in sacrifice: Herodotus (i.c. 199) describes this defloration at Babylon but sees only the shameful part of the custom which was a mere consecration of a tribal rite.

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  • At the annual Taillten Fair, men bought bridges in a custom reminiscent of the Goddess's ancient rites of sacred promiscuity and defloration.

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