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Verb: emasculate  i'mas-kyu,leyt
  1. Deprive of masculinity or male identity; make weak and unmanly
    - evirate [rare]
     
  2. Deprive of strength or vigour
    "The Senate emasculated the law";
    - castrate
     
  3. [archaic] Remove the testicles of a male animal
    - castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise [Brit], evirate [rare]
Adjective: emasculate  i'mas-kyu,leyt
  1. Having unsuitable feminine qualities
    "an emasculate man";
    - effeminate, epicene, cissy [Brit, informal], sissified [informal], sissyish [informal], sissy, camp

Derived forms: emasculated, emasculating, emasculates

See also: poncey [Brit], poncy [Brit], unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly

Type of: desex, desexualise [Brit], desexualize, fix, sterilise [Brit], sterilize, unsex, weaken

Encyclopedia: Emasculate