effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy(verb)
having unsuitable feminine qualities
deprive of strength or vigor
"The Senate emasculated the law"
emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise(verb)
remove the testicles of a male animal
To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate; to geld.
To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.
Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak.
Origin: From emasculo, from e- + masculus + -o (verbal suffix).
to deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld
to deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness
deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak
Origin: [L. emasculare; e + masculus male, masculine. See Male masculine.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
e-mas′kū-lāt, v.t. to deprive of the properties of a male: to castrate: to deprive of masculine vigour: to render effeminate.—ns. Emasculā′tion; Emas′culātor.—adj. Emas′culātory. [Low L. emasculāre, -ātum—e, neg., masculus, dim. of mas, a male.]
The numerical value of emasculate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of emasculate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They made a horrendous miscalculation in not understanding the intent of the low-energy attack, which was designed to emasculate Bush, to make him look weak, defining him as weak denied him the ability to make the argument that by resume, competence and experience he was the most fit to command.
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- скопен, кастрирам, кастриран, обезсилвам, скопявамBulgarian
- emascularCatalan, Valencian
- debilitar, castrar, emasculado, emascular, debilitado, castradoSpanish
- veltostaa, heikentää, kuohitaFinnish
- émasculé, émasculerFrench
- kasi, kembiriMalay
- emasculado, castradoPortuguese
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