Meaning of “emasculate” in the English Dictionary

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emasculateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈmæs.kjə.leɪt/ us /ɪˈmæs.kjə.leɪt/

formal to reduce the effectiveness of something:

They were accused of trying to emasculate the report's recommendations.

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.

specialized biology to remove the male parts of something

noun [ U ] uk /iˌmæs.kjəˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /iˌmæs.kjəˈleɪ.ʃən/ formal

(Definition of “emasculate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)