[ uhn-man ]
/ ʌnˈmæn /

verb (used with object), un·manned, un·man·ning.

to deprive of courage or fortitude; break down the manly spirit of: Constant conflict finally unmanned him.
to deprive of virility; emasculate; castrate.


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Origin of unman

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for unman

/ (ʌnˈmæn) /

verb -mans, -manning or -manned (tr)

to cause to lose courage or nerve
to make effeminate
to remove the men from
archaic to deprive of human qualities
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