de·flow·er v. t. [Previously also spelled deflour.] [imp. & p. p. Deflowered p. pr. & vb. n. Deflowering.]
1. To deprive of flowers.
An earthquake . . . deflowering the gardens. --W. Montagu.
2. To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.
3. To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.
If a man had deflowered a virgin. --Milton.
v 1: deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several
young girls in the village" [syn: ruin]
2: make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty" [syn: mar, impair,