Definition of Defloration

1. Noun. An act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something.

Generic synonyms: Damage, Harm, Hurt, Scathe
Derivative terms: Deflower, Deflower

2. Noun. The act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse).

Definition of Defloration

1. n. The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin.

Definition of Defloration

1. Noun. the act of deflowering ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defloration

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defloration

deflexed
deflexes
deflexing
deflexion
deflexional
deflexions
deflexure
deflexures
deflocculate
deflocculated
deflocculates
deflocculating
deflocculation
deflocculations
deflorate
defloration (current term)
deflorations
deflorescence
deflour
deflourer
deflourers
deflow
deflowed
deflower
deflowered
deflowerer
deflowerers
deflowering
deflowerings
deflowerment

Literary usage of Defloration

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1. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"The fear of defloration is no doubt closely connected ... are bridegrooms who take care that no offspring can result from the defloration of the bride, ..."

2. Conjugial Love and Its Chaste Delights: Also, Adulterous Love and Its Sinful by Emanuel Swedenborg (1871)
"defloration, without a, view to marriage as an end, is the villany of a robber IV. The lot of those who have confirmed themselves in the persuasion that the ..."

3. Medicolegal Aspects of Moral Offenses by Léon Henri Thoinot, Arthur Wisswald Weysse (1911)
"Usual signs of virginity and of defloration. ... (b) The cardinal sign of defloration is the rupture of the hymen; there are besides some accessory signs to ..."

4. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1897)
"defloration. SIGNS OF VIRGINITY. The duty of a medical witness on these occasions is very simple ; and perhaps this will be best understood by considering ..."

5. The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1873)
"... ON GIRLS AFTER PUBERTY—defloration—SIGNS OF VIRGINITY PROOFS OF INTERCOURSE. Medical evidence is commonly required to support a charge of rape, ..."

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