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English definition of “emasculate”

emasculate

verb [T]     /ɪˈmæs.kjʊ.leɪt/
formal to reduce the effectiveness of something: They were accused of trying to emasculate the report's recommendations .Becoming and making less strong formal to make a man feel less male by taking away his power and confidence : A lot of men would feel emasculated if they stayed at home while their wives went out to work .Discouraging and putting off specialized biology to remove the male parts of somethingVeterinary medicine emasculation     /ɪˌmæs.kjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] formal
(Definition of emasculate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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