deflower

de*flow"er

(?), v. t.
[Previously also spelled deflour.]
[imp. & p. p. Deflowered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deflowering.] [F. dflorer, LL. deflorare; L. de- + flos, floris, flower. See Flower, and cf. Deflorate.] 1. To deprive of flowers.
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An earthquake . . . deflowering the gardens.
W. Montagu.
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2. To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.
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3. To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.
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If a man had deflowered a virgin.
Milton.
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