Etymology
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defloration (n.)

late 14c., defloracioun, "culling of the finest passages from books," from Old French desfloracion (14c.) and directly from Latin deflorationem (nominative defloratio) "plucking of flowers," also "taking of (a woman's) virginity," noun of action from past-participle stem of deflorare (see deflower). Compare also anthology. As "act of depriving (a woman) of virginity" is from early 15c.

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Definitions of defloration

defloration (n.)
an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something;
defloration (n.)
the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse);
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