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Emasculate   /əmˈæskjulɪt/  /əmˈæskjulˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. emasculated; pres. part. emasculating)
Deprive of strength or vigor.  Synonym: castrate.
Remove the testicles of a male animal.  Synonyms: castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize.

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"Emasculate" Quotes from Famous Books

... to boys, pale and hideous from the twisted deformity of their features; so that, go where one will, seeing groups of mutilated men, he will detest the memory of Semiramis, that ancient queen who was the first to emasculate young men of tender age; thwarting the intent of Nature, and forcing her from her course." Ammianus Marcellinus, book xiv, ...
— The Satyricon, Complete • Petronius Arbiter

... over-commerced as it is,—the bow is already deserted for the ell-measure. The town populations are ever the most worthless in war. England is begirt with mailed foes; and if by one process she were to accumulate treasure and lose soldiers, she would but tempt invasion and emasculate defenders. Verily, I avise and implore thee to turn thy wit and scholarship to ...
— The Last Of The Barons, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Words linked to "Emasculate" :   caponize, geld, desexualise, fix, desexualize, weaken, emasculation, unsex, unmanlike, sterilize, sissyish, caponise, unmanful, sterilise, cissy, effeminate, sissy, desex, cut, demasculinize, sissified, unmanly

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