Definitions for emasculateɪˈmæs kyəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•mas•cu•lateɪˈmæs kyəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt(v.; adj.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to castrate.

  2. to deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.

  3. (adj.)deprived of strength or vigor; gelded.

Origin of emasculate:

1600–10; < L ēmasculātus, ptp. of ēmasculāre=ē-e - +-masculāre, der. of māsculusmale

e•mas′cu•la`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy(verb)

    having unsuitable feminine qualities

  2. emasculate, castrate(verb)

    deprive of strength or vigor

    "The Senate emasculated the law"

  3. emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise(verb)

    remove the testicles of a male animal

Wiktionary

  1. emasculate(Verb)

    To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate; to geld.

  2. emasculate(Verb)

    To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.

  3. emasculate(Adjective)

    Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak.

  4. Origin: From emasculo, from e- + masculus + -o (verbal suffix).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emasculate(verb)

    to deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld

  2. Emasculate(verb)

    to deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness

  3. Emasculate(adj)

    deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak

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