eunuchism
noun see eunuch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • eunuchism — eunuchísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EUNUCHÍSM s.n. Stare a eunucului. [pron. e u . / cf. fr. eunuchisme]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  EUNUCHÍSM s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • Eunuchism — Eu nuch*ism, n. [L. eunuchismus an unmanning, Gr. ?: cf. F. eunuchisme eunuchism.] The state of being eunuch. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eunuchism — /yooh neuh kiz euhm/, n. the state of being a eunuch. Also, eunuchry /yooh neuhk ree/. [1610 20; EUNUCH + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • eunuchism — 1. The state of being a eunuch; absence of the testes or failure of the gonads to develop or function with consequent lack of reproductive and sexual function and of development of secondary sex characteristics. 2. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • eunuchism — n. practice or process of making eunuchs; state of being castrated; castration, emasculation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eunuchism — eu·nuch·ism …   English syllables

  • eunuchism — eu·nuch (yo͞o’nək) n. 1) A castrated man, traditionally employed as a harem attendant or as a functionary in certain Asian courts. 2) Often Offensive A man or boy whose testes are nonfunctioning or have been removed. 3) Derogatory An ineffectual… …   Word Histories

  • eunuchism — ˌkizəm noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin eunuchismus, from Greek eunouchismos, from eunouchos + ismos ism : the condition of being a eunuch …   Useful english dictionary

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