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emasculate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emasculate  \E*mas"cu*late\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Emasculated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Emasculating}.]  [L.  emasculare;  e  +  masculus 
  male,  masculine.  See  {Male}  masculine.] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  virile  or  procreative  power;  to  castrate 
  power;  to  castrate;  to  geld. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  masculine  vigor  or  spirit;  to  weaken;  to 
  render  effeminate;  to  vitiate  by  unmanly  softness. 
 
  Luxury  had  not  emasculated  their  minds.  --V.  Knox. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emasculate  \E*mas"cu*late\,  a. 
  Deprived  of  virility  or  vigor;  unmanned;  weak.  ``Emasculate 
  slave.''  --Hammond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emasculate 
  adj  :  having  unsuitable  feminine  qualities  [syn:  {effeminate},  {epicene}, 
  {cissy},  {sissified},  {sissyish},  {sissy}] 
  v  1:  deprive  of  strength  or  vigor;  "The  Senate  emasculated  the 
  law" 
  2:  remove  the  testicles  of  a  male  animal  [syn:  {castrate},  {demasculinize}] 




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