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1. To deprive of the distinctive qualities of a human being, as reason, or the like.

2. To emasculate; to deprive of virility.

3. To deprive of the courage and fortitude of a man; to break or subdue the manly spirit in; to cause to despond; to dishearten; to make womanish. Let's not unman each other. (Byron)

4. To deprive of men; as, to unman a ship.

Origin: 1st pref. Un- _ man.