Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb desexualize

2 senses of desexualize

Sense 1
desexualize, desexualise -- (direct one's libidinous urges into another direction)
       => sublimate -- (direct energy or urges into useful activities)

Sense 2
sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix -- (make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized")
       => operate on, operate -- (perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life")

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