[syn: mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
deflower \de*flow"er\, v. t. [Previously also spelled
deflour.] [imp. & p. p. Deflowered; p. pr. & vb. n.
Deflowering.] [F. d['e]florer, LL. deflorare; L. de- +
flos, floris, flower. See Flower, and cf. Deflorate.]
1. To deprive of flowers.
An earthquake . . . deflowering the gardens. --W.
2. To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the
3. To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to
ravish; also, to seduce.
If a man had deflowered a virgin. --Milton.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered
several young girls in the village" [syn: deflower,
2: make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty" [syn: mar,
impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "deflower":
abuse, adulterate, alloy, assault sexually, betray, canker,
cheapen, coarsen, confound, contaminate, corrupt, debase, debauch,
deceive, defile, deflorate, degenerate, degrade, denature, deprave,
depredate, desecrate, desolate, despoil, devalue, devastate,
devirginate, devour, distort, force, harry, havoc, infect,
lead astray, mislead, misuse, outrage, pervert, poison, pollute,
possess sexually, prostitute, rape, ravage, ravish, ruin, seduce,
soil, spoil, sully, taint, take, twist, ulcerate, violate, vitiate,