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assume (more) feminine characteristics

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to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to

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When estrogens overproduction occurs, the term feminizing adrenal tumors (FATs) is used.
The most extensive studies on the feminizing effects of WwTW effluents in wild fish have been conducted on the roach (Rutilus rutilus) living in U.
PHILADELPHIA -- Women who underwent feminizing genitoplasty had clitoral sensory impairment in a pilot review of six patients.
For men, modern dance, particularly in the nude, was viewed as feminizing.
In their study of eleven feminizing occupations, Reskin and Roos (1990, p.
The book also presents a series of essays that range from theological (Frederick Kiefer's analysis of the Protestant "book of the conscience" and Macbeth; Daryl Palmer's fascinating account of staged martyrologies and Shakespeare's application of staging violence in Titus Andronicus) to feminist strategies for reading/writing Shakespeare (Karen Robertson's careful analysis of Maria's application of hand[writing] in the gulling and feminizing of Malvolio; Wendy Wall's trenchant overview of Renaissance texts and the "blotting" of the page as a highly gendered textual/sexual act of desire).
This chemical balancing produces an increased potential for numerous feminizing side effects in the male reproductive system.
Feminizing the Fetish: Psychoanalysis and Narrative Obsession in Turn-of-the-Century France.
On the new changes that might take place in feminizing female shops, Al-Shehri said: "Changes will come according to demands of investors in female shops and challenges that face investors and workers; the ministry is studying the possibility of making feminization voluntary in the textile sector, and investors in readymade female clothes will be given extra time to correct their status.
This change could render the animals more susceptible to the feminizing effects of their own estrogen or environmental mimics of this hormone, notes Vance Trudeau, one of the Ottawa scientists.
Since Simone is in all ways Taransky's creature, most of what she says comes straight from his mouth - via feminizing electronic rechanneling, of course.
On the one hand, they denounced movie violence for coarsening young proletarians into "hooligans" (Halbstarken) and, on the other hand, excoriated popular fashions and hairstyles for feminizing male fans of American movies and bands.
So far, the review shows, researchers have found no evidence that environmental estrogens or female hormones impede male urogenital development, despite their feminizing effects on males.
Jonson's satirical humors comedies, Tiffany asserts, are akin to most classical satire in presenting eroticism in terms of a masculine pursuit for sexual dominance, not symbiosis, and in defining masculine selfhood "by its stand against the feminizing pull of the Other" (107).
In 1979 I began furiously lifting weights and therefore stripped off the feminizing froufrou of my former getups to show off my hard-earned gains.