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Pronunciation:  [adj]i'maskyulit, [v]i'maskyuleyt, i'maskyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having unsuitable feminine qualities
  2. [v]  remove the testicles of a male animal
  3. [v]  deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the law"

EMASCULATE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: castrate, castrate, cissy, demasculinise, demasculinize, effeminate, epicene, sissified, sissy, sissyish, unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly
 See Also: caponise, caponize, desex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, geld, sterilise, sterilize, unsex, weaken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*mas"cu*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emasculated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Emasculating}.] [L. emasculare; e + masculus
    male, masculine. See {Male} masculine.]
    1. To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate
       power; to castrate; to geld.
    2. To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to
       render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.
             Luxury had not emasculated their minds. --V. Knox.
  2. \E*mas"cu*late\, a.
    Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak. ``Emasculate
    slave.'' --Hammond.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alter, castrate, cripple, debilitate, demasculinize, desex, desexualize, devitalize, disable, effeminate, effeminatize, effeminize, enervate, etiolate, eunuchize, exhaust, fix, forceless, geld, hamstring, hobble, impotent, inadequate, incapacitate, ineffective, ineffectual, lame, maim, sissify, soften, spay, spineless, sterilize, unman, unnerve, unsex, unstring, wan, weak, wing, womanize