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e·mas·cu·late

 (ĭ-măs′kyə-lāt′)
tr.v. e·mas·cu·lat·ed, e·mas·cu·lat·ing, e·mas·cu·lates
1. To castrate.
2. To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
adj. (-lĭt)
Deprived of virility, strength, or vigor.

[Latin ēmasculāre, ēmasculāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + masculus, male, diminutive of mās, male, man.]

e·mas′cu·la′tion n.
e·mas′cu·la′tive, e·mas′cu·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
e·mas′cu·la′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emasculation - loss of power and masculinity
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness, softness - the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy"; "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness"; "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"
2.emasculation - neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
altering, neutering, fixing - the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering"
Translations

emasculation

n
(= weakening)Entkräftung f, → Schwächung f
(lit)Entmannung f, → Kastration f

emasculation

[ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪʃən] nindebolimento

e·mas·cu·la·tion

n. emasculación; castración; mutilación.
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