Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • transitive verb To deprive of flowers.
  • transitive verb To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.
  • transitive verb To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.

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

  • verb transitive To take the virginity of a woman or girl.

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

  • verb deprive of virginity
  • verb make imperfect

Etymologies

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

[Middle English deflouren, from Old French defflourer, from Late Latin dēflōrāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

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