Definition of emasculate
emasculateplay \i-ˈma-skyə-lət\ adjective
emasculationplay \i-ˌma-skyə-ˈlā-shən\ noun
emasculatorplay \i-ˈma-skyə-ˌlā-tər\ noun
Examples of emasculate in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of emasculate from the Web
Grace Hemingway is often seen as domineering and emasculating; Ernest claimed to hate her for her sanctimonious condemnation of his early fiction, and blamed her for his father’s suicide.
That, in turn, emasculates reporters like Andersen who fancy themselves – and are as nervous as – the wizards behind the curtain.
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Synonym Discussion of emasculate
EMASCULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emasculate for English Language Learners
: to make (a man) feel less masculine : to deprive (a man) of his male strength, role, etc.
: to make (something) weaker or less effective
Legal Definition of emasculate
: to deprive (as a law or judicial opinion) of force or effectiveness
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