emasculate

[ verb ih-mas-kyuh-leyt; adjective ih-mas-kyuh-lit, -leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF emasculate

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The prayer-habit tends to emasculate the moral strength of its devotees.

This is an invitation to all who can to emasculate themselves.

He says what good are homes if they emasculate spirited men.

But, it is said, that the fine arts soften and emasculate the mind.

He begins to see Bertha as she is: her unscrupulousness in money matters, her ceaseless effort to emasculate him.

At the same time his paternal despotism tended to emasculate the Tuscan character.

Dr. Morris: It is a great convenience to be able to pollenate at the same moment when you emasculate.

The elegances of Bembo and the Petrarchisti remind one of a hectic scented fop, emasculate and artificial.

We should be obliged to emasculate Socialism, to dilute it, in order to win a support of questionable value.

And, as with other masculine and muscular females, her progeny are neuter working-females (sterile) and emasculate males (drones).

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin emasculatus, past participle of emasculare "castrate," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + masculus "male, manly" (see masculine). Originally and usually in a figurative sense. Related: Emasculated; emasculating.

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