Definition of Emasculate

1. Verb. Deprive of strength or vigor. "The Senate emasculated the law"

Exact synonyms: Castrate
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Emasculation



2. Adjective. Having unsuitable feminine qualities.
Exact synonyms: Cissy, Effeminate, Epicene, Sissified, Sissy, Sissyish
Similar to: Unmanful, Unmanlike, Unmanly
Derivative terms: Effeminateness, Sissiness

3. Verb. Remove the testicles of a male animal.
Exact synonyms: Castrate, Demasculinise, Demasculinize
Specialized synonyms: Caponise, Caponize, Cut, Geld
Generic synonyms: Desex, Desexualise, Desexualize, Fix, Sterilise, Sterilize, Unsex
Derivative terms: Castrate, Castration, Emasculation

Definition of Emasculate

1. v. t. To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld.

2. a. Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak.

Definition of Emasculate

1. Adjective. Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate; to geld. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emasculate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Medical Definition of Emasculate

1. 1. To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld. 2. To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness. "Luxury had not emasculated their minds." (V. Knox) Origin: L. Emasculare; e + masculus male, masculine. See Male masculine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Emasculate

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1. The Theological Review: A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life by Charles Beard (1874)
"... of its principles and policy, has been little else than an emasculate Calvinism,—a Calvinism, that is to say, without zeal and without enterprize. ..."

2. The Monthly Law Digest and Reporter: Containing a Complete Digest of All the (1892)
"... indefinite, and unadjusted claim for damages arising from a tort ; for to allow such a defence would practically emasculate the law. ..."

3. A Dictionary: English and Burmese by Charles Lane (1841)
"... the act of issuing from any other substance, oga$(q£s that which issues from another substance, Emancipate, v. emasculate, v. to castrate, ..."

4. The Candle from Under the Bushel: (Luke Xi, 33) ; Or, Thirteen Hundred and by William Hart (1889)
"... would they not do well to take heed to the language of Christ and emasculate themselves also? 783. Is it consistent with Infinite Wisdom and the ..."

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