What does emasculate mean?

Definitions for emasculateɪˈmæs kyəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emasculate.

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


  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

  4. Origin: [L. emasculare; e + masculus male, masculine. See Male masculine.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emasculate

    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, -ātume, neg., masculus, dim. of mas, a male.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emasculate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emasculate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Schmidt:

    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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