Emasculatory E*mas"cu*la*to*ry, a. Serving or tending to emasculate. [1913 Webster]

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  • emasculatory — See emasculation. * * * …   Universalium

  • emasculatory — emasˈculatory / lə tər i/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑emasculate …   Useful english dictionary

  • emasculate — emasculation, n. emasculative, adj. emasculator, n. emasculatory /i mas kyeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. v. /i mas kyeuh layt /; adj. /i mas kyeuh lit, layt /, v., emasculated, emasculating, adj. v.t. 1 …   Universalium

  • emasculate — [ɪ maskjʊleɪt] verb 1》 [usu. as adjective emasculated] deprive (a man) of his male role or identity. 2》 make weaker or less effective. 3》 Botany remove the male parts (anthers) from (a flower). Derivatives emasculation noun emasculator noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • emasculate — verb (t) /əˈmæskjəleɪt / (say uh maskyuhlayt), /i / (say ee ) (emasculated, emasculating) 1. to castrate. 2. to deprive of strength or vigour; weaken; render effeminate. –adjective /əˈmæskjələt / (say uh maskyuhluht), /i / (say ee ), / leɪt/ (say …   Australian English dictionary

  • emasculate —   v.t. or a. castrate; weaken; deprive of vigour; render inoffensive., a. effeminate.    ♦ emasculation, n.    ♦ emasculative,    ♦ emasculatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • emasculate — [ē mas′kyo͞o lāt΄, ē mās′kyəlāt΄; imas′kyo͞o lāt΄; ] for adj [., i mas′kyəlit] vt. emasculated, emasculating [< L emasculatus, pp. of emasculare < e , out + masculus, MASCULINE] 1. to deprive (a male) of the power to reproduce, as by… …   English World dictionary

  • emasculate — v. & adj. v.tr. 1 deprive of force or vigour; make feeble or ineffective. 2 castrate. adj. 1 deprived of force or vigour. 2 castrated. 3 effeminate. Derivatives: emasculation n. emasculator n. emasculatory adj. Etymology: L emasculatus past part …   Useful english dictionary

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