Meaning of EMASCULATE in English

EMASCULATE

v. & adj.

--v.tr.

1. deprive of force or vigour; make feeble or ineffective.

2 castrate.

--adj.

1. deprived of force or vigour.

2 castrated.

3 effeminate.

Derivatives:

emasculation n. emasculator n. emasculatory adj.

Etymology: L emasculatus past part. of emasculare (as E-, masculus dimin. of mas male)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.