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masculinize

[′mas·kyə·lə‚nīz]
(physiology)
To cause a female or a sexually immature animal to take on male secondary sex characteristics.
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43) So one consequence of the aggressive, gagliardo posture of Lotto's Lucretia is to masculinize her in this sense, which is appropriate for any Lucretia, ancient or modern, and in particular appropriate in relation to her willingness to die rather than live unchaste.