[verb ih-mas-kyuh-leyt; adjective ih-mas-kyuh-lit, -leyt]
verb (used with object), e·mas·cu·lat·ed, e·mas·cu·lat·ing.
to deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
deprived of or lacking strength or vigor; effeminate.
Origin of emasculate
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More modern methods are by the use of special instruments known as the emasculator and the craseur.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
verb (ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
to remove the testicles of; castrate; geld
to deprive of vigour, effectiveness, etc
botany to remove the stamens from (a flower) to prevent self-pollination for the purposes of plant breeding
adjective (ɪˈmæskjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
deprived of strength, effectiveness, etc
Word Origin for emasculate
C17: from Latin ēmasculāre, from masculus male; see masculine
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