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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.
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Noun1.emasculation - loss of power and masculinity
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"
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(= weakening)Entkräftung f, → Schwächung f
(lit)Entmannung f, → Kastration f
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[ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪʃən] nindebolimento
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n. emasculación; castración; mutilación.
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Alex's but not Hannah's, how my entrenched immasculation
Similarly, the feminist concept of immasculation and queer theoretical interest in female masculinity do not yet account for the ways in which the racial location of spectators and performers (as much as patriarchy and heteronormativity) affects how gender is enacted and identified.
Immasculation is a term taken from Judith Fetterley's work on readership in which Fetterley argues that through immasculation 'women are taught to think as men, to identify with a male point of view, and to accept as legitimate a male system of values, one of whose central principles is misogyny'.