verb (used with object), un·manned, un·man·ning.
Origin of unman
Examples from the Web for unman
And he gasps, a strangled moan … ‘You are going to unman me, Ana … You—take me.’Speed Read: 12 Naughty Bits From ‘50 Shades Darker’|Lizzie Crocker|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Dangerfield's bold proposition seemed quite to overpower and unman him.The House by the Church-Yard|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Would it unman a Spanish exile by reminding him of his native land at all?Dickensian Inns & Taverns|B. W. (Bertram Waldrom) Matz
You have spoken truth—not all the truth, but sufficient to unman me.The Path of the King|John Buchan
He glanced up at her, and the sympathy and love written on her gentle face seemed to unman him for a moment.His Heart's Queen|Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
But the viceroy durst not trust me so far as to unman his ships, lest I should come against him.
verb -mans, -manning or -manned (tr)
1590s, "to deprive of the attributes of a human being," from un- (2) + verbal derivative of man (n.). Meaning "to deprive of manly courage" is attested from c.1600; that of "to emasculate" is from 1680s.