Definition of Deflower

1. Verb. Deprive of virginity. "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

Exact synonyms: Ruin
Generic synonyms: Copulate, Couple, Mate, Pair
Derivative terms: Defloration, Defloration



2. Verb. Make imperfect. "Nothing marred her beauty"
Exact synonyms: Impair, Mar, Spoil, Vitiate
Generic synonyms: Damage
Specialized synonyms: Cloud, Corrupt, Defile, Sully, Taint, Blemish, Deface, Disfigure
Derivative terms: Defloration, Impairer, Impairment, Mar, Spoil

Definition of Deflower

1. v. t. Same as Deflour.

Definition of Deflower

1. Verb. (transitive) To take the virginity of a woman or girl. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deflower

1. to deprive of flowers [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deflower

deflocculate
deflocculated
deflocculates
deflocculating
deflocculation
deflocculations
deflorate
defloration
deflorations
deflorescence
deflour
deflourer
deflourers
deflow
deflowed
deflower (current term)
deflowered
deflowerer
deflowerers
deflowering
deflowerings
deflowerment
deflowerments
deflowers
deflowing
deflows
defluent
defluoridation
defluorinated
defluous

Literary usage of Deflower

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1. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"The first fact that attracts our attention is a frequent reluctance on the part of the bridegroom to deflower the bride, or to do so in the manner indicated ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1847)
"... For soon comes age, that will her pride deflower : Gather the rose of lore, while yet is time, While luring thou mayst loved be with equal crime. ..."

3. A New Pocket-dictionary of the English and Swedish Languages by Karl Tauchnitz, Otto Holtze (1875)
"tugu) *». e. to ra- vi'.li, to force, to abuse, to violate, to deflower by force. ... deflower ..."

4. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"... For soon comes age, that will her pride deflower : Gather the rose of love, while yet is time, While loving thou mayst loved be with equal crime. ..."

5. The Tyro's Greek and English Lexicon: Or a Compendium in English of the ...by John Jones, Christian Tobias Damm, Friedrich Wilhelm Struz, Johann Friedrich Schleusner, Johann Schweighäuser by John Jones, Christian Tobias Damm, Friedrich Wilhelm Struz, Johann Friedrich Schleusner, Johann Schweighäuser (1825)
"8. 2.—the fruit o labour, or a field to labour in, John 4. 38 >, f. ii/au, I deflower a .... deflower ..."

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