emasculation
emasculation e*mas`cu*la"tion, n. 1. The act of depriving of virility, or the state of being so deprived; castration. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of depriving, or state of being deprived, of vigor or strength; unmanly weakness. [1913 Webster]


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  • émasculation — [ emaskylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1755; du rad. de émasculer ♦ Castration, chez l individu mâle. « Des objets difficiles à nommer, mais qui prouvent qu autrefois l émasculation était pratiquée sur les vaincus » (M. Du Camp). ♢ Fig. et littér.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Emasculation — is the removal of the genitalia (castration) of a male, notably the penis and/or the testicles. By extension, the word has also come to mean to render a male less of a man, or to make a male feel less of a man by humiliation. This metaphorical… …   Wikipedia

  • emasculation — I noun castration, debilitation, debility, decrepitude, depleted, enervation, expurgation, fault, helplessness, infirmity, impotence, languor, unmanning, weakness II index fault (weakness), languor Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • emasculation — 1620s, agent noun from EMASCULATE (Cf. emasculate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • emasculation — emasculate ► VERB 1) make weaker or less effective. 2) deprive (a man) of his male role or identity. DERIVATIVES emasculation noun. ORIGIN Latin emasculare castrate …   English terms dictionary

  • emasculation — noun see emasculate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Émasculation — Castration Voir « castration » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • emasculation — See emasculate. * * * …   Universalium

  • emasculation — noun a) The act of depriving of virility, or the state of being so deprived; castration. b) The act of depriving, or state of being deprived, of vigor or strength; unmanly weakness …   Wiktionary

  • emasculation — Castration of the male by removal of the testes and/or penis. SYN: eviration (1). [L. emasculo, pp. atus, to castrate, fr. e priv. + masculus, masculine] * * * n. strictly, surgical removal of the penis. The term is often used to mean loss of… …   Medical dictionary

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