Emasculate 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness. [1913 Webster]

Luxury had not emasculated their minds. --V. Knox. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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