emasculation


verb (used with object), e·mas·cu·lat·ed, e·mas·cu·lat·ing.

  1. to castrate.
  2. to deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.

adjective

  1. deprived of or lacking strength or vigor; effeminate.

verb (ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪt) (tr)

  1. to remove the testicles of; castrate; geld
  2. to deprive of vigour, effectiveness, etc
  3. botany to remove the stamens from (a flower) to prevent self-pollination for the purposes of plant breeding

adjective (ɪˈmæskjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

  1. castrated; gelded
  2. deprived of strength, effectiveness, etc
n.

1620s, agent noun from emasculate.

v.

c.1600, from Latin emasculatus, past participle of emasculare “castrate,” from ex- “out, away” (see ex-) + masculus “male, manly” (see masculine). Originally and usually in a figurative sense. Related: Emasculated; emasculating.

n.

  1. The surgical removal of the testes and penis; castration.

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