Verb desexualise has 2 senses
  1. desexualize, desexualise - direct one's libidinous urges into another direction
    --1 is one way to sublimate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized"
    --2 is one way to operate on, operate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody