Emolliate
Emolliate E*mol"li*ate (?; 106), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emolliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emolliating}.] [See {Emollient}, a.] To soften; to render effeminate. [1913 Webster]

Emolliated by four centuries of Roman domination, the Belgic colonies had forgotten their pristine valor. --Pinkerton. [1913 Webster]


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  • emolliate — v. a. Soften, effeminate, emasculate, make effeminate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • emolliate — emol·li·ate …   English syllables

  • emolliate — /əˈmɒlieɪt/ (say uh moleeayt), / ˈmoʊ / (say moh ) verb (t) (emolliated, emolliating) 1. to soften. 2. to render effeminate. {Latin ēmollīre to soften + ate1} –emollition /ɛməˈlɪʃən/ (say emuh lishuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • emolliate — ə̇ˈmälēˌāt, ēˈ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin emollire to soften + English ate : to make weak, ineffective, or effeminate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Emolliated — Emolliate E*mol li*ate (?; 106), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emolliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emolliating}.] [See {Emollient}, a.] To soften; to render effeminate. [1913 Webster] Emolliated by four centuries of Roman domination, the Belgic colonies had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emolliating — Emolliate E*mol li*ate (?; 106), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emolliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emolliating}.] [See {Emollient}, a.] To soften; to render effeminate. [1913 Webster] Emolliated by four centuries of Roman domination, the Belgic colonies had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emasculate — v. a. 1. Castrate, geld, glib, deprive of virility, deprive of procreative power. 2. Weaken, enervate, debilitate, unman, effeminate, effeminize, emolliate, make effeminate, deprive of native vigor …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unman — v. a. 1. Emasculate, castrate, geld, deprive of virility. 2. Dishearten, discourage, make despondent, deject. 3. Weaken, debilitate, effeminate, emolliate, enfeeble, unnerve, make effeminate. 4. Deprive of men …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • effeminate — I. a. [Said of men.] Womanish, feminine, timorous, unmanly. II. v. a. Unman, soften, emasculate, emolliate, make or render effeminate …   New dictionary of synonyms

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