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eunuch

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noun eu·nuch \ˈyü-nək, -nik\

Simple Definition of eunuch

  • : a man who has had his sexual organs removed

Full Definition of eunuch

  1. 1 :  a castrated man placed in charge of a harem or employed as a chamberlain in a palace

  2. 2 :  a man or boy deprived of the testes or external genitals

  3. 3 :  one that lacks virility or power <political eunuchs>

eu·nuch·ism play \-nə-ˌki-zəm, -ni-\ noun

Origin of eunuch

Middle English eunuk, from Latin eunuchus, from Greek eunouchos, from eunē bed + echein to have, have charge of — more at scheme


First Known Use: 15th century


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eunuch

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noun eu·nuch \ˈyü-nək, -nik\

Medical Definition of eunuch

  1. :  a man or boy deprived of the testes or external genitals

  2. eu·nuch·ism \-ˌiz-əm\play noun




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