Emasculate

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Emasculate

1. To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld.

2. To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness. Luxury had not emasculated their minds. (v. Knox)

Origin: L. Emasculare; e _ masculus male, masculine. See male masculine.