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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

Imperative
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Present
I emasculate
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we emasculate
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am emasculating
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Present Perfect
I have emasculated
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Past Continuous
I was emasculating
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Past Perfect
I had emasculated
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Future
I will emasculate
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would emasculate
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Past Conditional
I would have emasculated
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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

emasculate

verb weaken, soften, cripple, impoverish, debilitate, reduce the power of, disempower, enfeeble, make feeble, enervate, deprive of force
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
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Glenthorn's obsession with prize-fighting borders on this sort of emasculative blood-lust, paralleled historically by Edgeworth with "the fights of gladiators during the reigns of the most effeminate and cruel emperors, and in the decline of all public spirit and virtue" (168).