Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) deprive of virginity
  2. (verb, change) make imperfect

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Synonyms of Deflower

impair, mar, ruin, spoil, vitiate

Alternate forms of Deflower

Derivations: defloration

Hyponyms: blemish, cloud, corrupt, deface, defile, disfigure, sully, taint

Hypernyms: copulate, couple, damage, mate, pair

Origin of the word Deflower

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. desflorer (13c.), from L. deflorare from flos "flower" (see flora). Notion is "to strip of flowers," hence "to ravish," which is the original sense in Eng.
    "The French Indians are said not to have deflowered any of our young women they captivated." [1775]

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Words that sound like Deflower

dabbler, dayflower, de valera, defiler, deplore, devil ray, devilry, dipolar, doppler, doubler, duvalier

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