Emasculate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |iˈmæskjuleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word emasculate
Brit.  |ɪˈmaskjʊleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word emasculate

verb

- deprive of strength or vigor(syn: castrate)
- remove the testicles of a male animal (syn: castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize)

adjective

- having unsuitable feminine qualities (syn: cissy, effeminate, epicene, sissified, sissy, sissyish)

Examples

He plays the role of a meek husband who has been emasculated by his domineering wife.

Critics charged that this change would emasculate the law.

Some men feel emasculated if they work for a woman.

The bill has been emasculated by Congress.

The Senate emasculated the law

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: emasculate
he/she/it: emasculates
present participle: emasculating
past tense: emasculated
past participle: emasculated
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