emasculation

  • 1 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.… …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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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  • 4 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 …

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

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 emasculation — noun see emasculate …

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  • 8 Émasculation — Castration Voir « castration » sur le Wiktionnaire …

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  • 9 emasculation — See emasculate. * * * …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 émasculation — (é ma sku la sion) s. f. Synonyme de castration. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Émasculer …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 emasculation — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Castration] Syn. sterilization, mutilation, eunuchization; see castration . 2. [Weakness] Syn. enervation, debilitation, unmanliness; see weakness 1 …

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  • 14 emasculation — e·mas·cu·la·tion || ɪ‚mæskjÊŠ leɪʃn n. castration; making weak …

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  • 15 emasculation — n. 1. Castration, gelding, glibbing, orchotomy. 2. Weakening, debilitation, enervation, unmanning, effemination. 3. Effeminacy, weakness, softness, enervation …

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  • 16 emasculation — n 1. castration, asexualization, alteration, demasculinization, effeminization; unmanning, eunuchizing, (of fowl) caponization, (of horses) gelding, Inf. fixing, Inf. cutting; maiming, crippling, mutilation. 2. weakening, softening, debilitation; …

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  • 17 emasculation — emas·cu·la·tion …

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  • 18 emasculation — n. strictly, surgical removal of the penis. The term is often used to mean loss of male physical and emotional characteristics, either as a result of removal of the testes (castration) or of emotional stress …

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  • 19 emasculation — See: emasculate …

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  • 20 emasculation — noun 1. loss of power and masculinity • Derivationally related forms: ↑emasculate • Hypernyms: ↑effeminacy, ↑effeminateness, ↑sissiness, ↑softness, ↑womanishness, ↑unmanliness …

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