Evirate E"vi*rate, v. t. [L. eviratus, p. p. of evirare to castrate; e out + vir man.] To emasculate; to dispossess of manhood. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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  • evirate — verb /ˈɛvɪɹeɪt/ a) To castrate. Some philosophers and divines have evirated themselves, and put out their eyes voluntarily, the better to contemplate. b) To render weak or unmanly. The pope offered a hundred marks in Latin to who should… …   Wiktionary

  • evirate — ev·i·rate …   English syllables

  • evirate — ˈevəˌrāt, ēˈvīˌ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin eviratus, past participle of evirare, from e + vir man more at virile archaic : castrate, emasculate …   Useful english dictionary

  • evirato — pl.m. evirati sing.f. evirata pl.f. evirate …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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