Meaning of EMASCULATE in English


v. & adj. 1 deprive of force or vigour; make feeble or ineffective. 2 castrate.

adj. 1 deprived of force or vigour. 2 castrated. 3 effeminate. emasculation n. emasculator n. emasculatory adj.

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

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