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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.

emasculate

vb (tr)
1. to remove the testicles of; castrate; geld
2. to deprive of vigour, effectiveness, etc
3. (Horticulture) botany to remove the stamens from (a flower) to prevent self-pollination for the purposes of plant breeding
adj
4. castrated; gelded
5. deprived of strength, effectiveness, etc
[C17: from Latin ēmasculāre, from masculus male; see masculine]
eˌmascuˈlation n
eˈmasculative, eˈmasculatory adj
eˈmascuˌlator n

e•mas•cu•late

(v. ɪˈmæs kyəˌleɪt; adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to castrate.
2. to deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
adj.
3. deprived of strength or vigor; gelded.
[1600–10; < Latin ēmasculātus, past participle of ēmasculāre=ē- e- + -masculāre, derivative of māsculus male]
e•mas`cu•la′tion, n.
e•mas′cu•la`tor, n.

emasculate


Past participle: emasculated
Gerund: emasculating

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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.emasculate - deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the law"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
2.emasculate - remove the testicles of a male animal
caponise, caponize - convert a cock into a capon
geld, cut - cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
desex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex, fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
Adj.1.emasculate - having unsuitable feminine qualities
unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly - not possessing qualities befitting a man

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Translations

emasculate

[ɪˈmæskjʊleɪt] VTcastrar, emascular (frm) (fig) → mutilar, estropear

emasculate

[ɪˈmæskjʊleɪt] vt
(= weaken) [+ person, organization] → affaiblir
(= make less masculine) [+ man] → émasculer

emasculate

vt
(= weaken)entkräften
(lit) manentmannen

emasculate

[ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪt] vt (fig) → rendere impotente

emasculate

vt emascular
References in classic literature ?
I mean to tell you that it is you who are suffering from the emasculating ravages of that same microbe.
But as I said, this will open the floodgates to other quo warranto proceedings against impeachable officers thereby emasculating the power of Congress to impeach officials who are expressly stated in the Constitution to be impeachable,' he said in a House forum.
These are more about emasculating local government than they are about empowering teachers.
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Dr Oetker opts for safety first and hands the hapless fellow an emasculating defeat.
REDDITCH commercial property agent John Truslove has hit out at the Government for emasculating enterprise zones before they have even been set up.
All aspects of government, politics, and the media, as well as sports and the military were subject to emasculating language.
Royal Mail chiefs are apparently rewarded for emasculating their service to the public and threatening village life.
The procedure for emasculating and bagging flowers was not 100% effective.
But he said: "Sinn Fein will not support a Government which has Mary Harney as minister for health, given the process which she pursued in emasculating services and privatisation.
I'd likely be sitting in an office or newsroom somewhere, clicking away on a keyboard, trying to climb the literary or journalistic ladder, and emasculating men along the way--figuratively speaking, of course.