Pronunciation: (mas'kyu-lu-nīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. Med.to produce certain male secondary sex characteristics in (a female).
2. to make masculine in character, quality, or appearance: The presence of two large leather sofas seemed to masculinize the whole room. Also, esp. Brit.,mas'cu•lin•ise".
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