verb (used with object), e·mas·cu·lat·ed, e·mas·cu·lat·ing.
Origin of emasculate
Examples from the Web for emasculate
But executives have a lot to do with the larger agenda to emasculate and colonize.CeeLo and Goodie Mob on Their Comeback, Kanye West’s ‘Emotional Problems,’ More|Marlow Stern|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And it seemed like Nic was trying to emasculate and castrate this supposedly clichéd action hero.Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More|Marlow Stern|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Why must Northern publishers expurgate and emasculate the literature of the world before it is permitted to reach them?
As a man Tchaikowsky was practical, conscientious, and did not in the least allow his feelings to emasculate him.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
Mr. Woodberry's ideas and his expressions are all gentle, though not timid nor emasculate.The Critical Game|John Albert Macy
I might, did I think it advisable, reproduce in its entirety a text which certain timidities have led me to emasculate.Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe|Eugne Brieux
This is an invitation to all who can to emasculate themselves.Is the Morality of Jesus Sound?|M. M. Mangasarian
British Dictionary definitions for emasculate
verb (ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
adjective (ɪˈmæskjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
Word Origin for emasculate
Word Origin and History for emasculate
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.