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Deflower

verb
(past & past part. deflowered; pres. part. deflowering)  (Previously also spelled deflour)
1.
Deprive of virginity.  Synonym: ruin.
2.
Make imperfect.  Synonyms: impair, mar, spoil, vitiate.






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"Deflower" Quotes from Famous Books



... passing of a day Of mortal life the leaf, the bud, the flower; Ne more doth flourish after first decay, That erst was sought to deck both bed and bower Of many a lady and many a paramour! Gather therefore the rose whilst yet is prime, For soon comes age that will her pride deflower; Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time, Whilst loving thou mayst loved be with ...
— Lectures on the English Poets - Delivered at the Surrey Institution • William Hazlitt



Words linked to "Deflower" :   taint, mate, defile, sully, deface, blemish, corrupt, defloration, pair, disfigure, cloud, mar, couple, copulate, damage



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