E*mas"cu*late (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emasculated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Emasculating (?).] [L. emasculare; e + masculus male, masculine. See Male masculine.]

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.

 

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E*mas"cu*late (?), a.

Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak.

"Emasculate slave."

Hammond.

 

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