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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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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"
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(= weakening)Entkräftung f, → Schwächung f
(lit)Entmannung f, → Kastration f
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[ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪʃən] nindebolimento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


n. emasculación; castración; mutilación.
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By the end of the novel, Fish is still unresolved, remaining psychically suspended between the two worlds of Chris and his father - the former suggesting a model in which the enacting of masculine desire outside the confines of white power hierarchies will end in death, the latter suggesting a perpetual emasculation and what Orlando Patterson has called the "social death" of slavery's legacy.
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Commenting on the increased urge by youths in the state to leave for greener pastures, Edo State chairman of the PDP, Dan Orbih, said the state has 'witnessed unprecedented hardship and financial emasculation within the last nine successive years of the APC government in the state.
I'm sorry but it looked all wrong, a symbol of the corporatisation and emasculation of football.