- desexualize, desexualise - direct one's libidinous urges into another direction
--1 is one way to sublimate
Somebody ----s something
- 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
Somebody ----s somebody