Emasculate Definition

ĭ-măskyə-lāt
emasculated, emasculates, emasculating
verb
emasculated, emasculates, emasculating
To castrate.
American Heritage
To deprive (a male) of the power to reproduce, as by removing the testicles; castrate; geld.
Webster's New World
To destroy the strength or force of; weaken.
A novel emasculated by censorship.
Webster's New World

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

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
adjective
Deprived of virility, strength, or vigor; effeminate.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Emasculate

  • Latin ēmasculāre ēmasculāt- ē-, ex- ex- masculus male diminutive of mās male, man

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin emasculō, from e- (“away, out of”) + masculus (“male”) + (verbal suffix).

    From Wiktionary

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