[ verb ih-mas-kyuh-leyt; adjective ih-mas-kyuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb ɪˈmæs kyəˌleɪt; adjective ɪˈmæs kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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.
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Origin of emasculate
OTHER WORDS FROM emasculate
e·mas·cu·la·tion, noune·mas·cu·la·tive, adjectivee·mas·cu·la·tor, noune·mas·cu·la·to·ry [ih-mas-kyuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪˈmæs kyə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
self-e·mas·cu·la·tion, nounun·e·mas·cu·lat·ed, adjectiveun·e·mas·cu·la·tive, adjectiveun·e·mas·cu·la·to·ry, adjective
Words nearby emasculate
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Example sentences from the Web for emasculator
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
British Dictionary definitions for emasculator
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
Derived forms of emasculateemasculation, nounemasculative or emasculatory, adjectiveemasculator, noun
Word Origin for emasculate
C17: from Latin ēmasculāre, from masculus male; see masculine
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