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Definition of the adjective emasculate

What does emasculate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. having unsuitable feminine qualities

Alternative definition of the adjective emasculate

adjective

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

Definition of the verb emasculate

What does emasculate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: emasculated | emasculating | emasculates

  1. deprive of strength or vigor
    • example: The Senate emasculated the law
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of emasculate: castrate
    • more generic word: weaken = lessen the strength of
  2. remove the testicles of a male animal

Alternative definition of the verb emasculate

verb

  1. [transitive] To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate; to geld.
  2. [transitive] To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

wire, emasculate signifies weakened, effemi- "", unmanned. when it is found how many ewes, suppose twenty, "• ran will serve, we may geld nineteen, or therc- ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

To deprive of manhood or virility; hence, to deprive of strength or fortitude: as an adjective, emasculate signifies weakened, effeminate, unmanned. When it is found how many eves, suppose twenty, one rain will serve, we may geld nineteen, ...

Google previewA dictionary of the derivations of the English language (1872)

by English language

EMASCULATE EMIGRATE emancipare, from e, out, and manci- pium, slave, from manus, hand, and capere, to take.] To set free from...

Emasculate, (e-mas'ku-lat) v. t. [L. e and masculus, male, masculine, diminutive of mas, male.] To castrate ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

The tastes and habits of civilization, the Innumerable inventions designed to promote comfort and diminish pain, set the current of society in a direction altogether different from heroism, and somewhat emasculate, though they refine and Boften ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

To emasculate a plant, scientists must penetrate the flower, removing the anther before it sheds pollen. Although this procedure may be done on a few plants without too much trouble, it is too time consuming and labor intensive to emasculate ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

The tastes and habits of civilization, the innumerable inventions designed to promote comfort and diminish pain, set the current of society in a direction altogether different from heroism, and somewhat emasculate, though they refine and soften ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

The tastes and habits of civilization, the innumerable inventions designed to promote comfort and diminish pain, set the current of society in a direction altogether different from heroism, and somewhat emasculate, though they refine and soften ...

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia (1829)

Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams by Thomas Curtis

To deprive of manhood or virility ; hence, to deprive of strength or fortitude : as an adjective, emasculate signifies weakened, effeminate, unmanned. When it is found how many ewes, suppose twenty, we ram will serve, we may geld nineteen , ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

The use of hypermasculinity and sexualized violence against men and women in war displays homophobia and attempts to emasculate opposing communities by seizing power and instilling fear. Social “cleansing” and discrimination during ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

geld, emasculate, neuter, eunuchize, unsex, unman, caponize. 2 spay, unsex. 3 devitalize, weaken, emasculate, incapacitate, eviscerate, unman, disable, debilitate, enfeeble. casual ad). 1 chance, accidental, fortuitous, involuntary, ...

Google previewA Sinhalese - English Dictionary (1996)

by Charles Carter

emasculate animal. gerffi, n. fern, barren ...

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Scrabble value of E1M3A1S1C3U1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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