emasculated

adjective
emas·​cu·​lat·​ed | \ i-ˈma-skyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce emasculated (audio) \

Definition of emasculated

: deprived of or lacking virility, strength, or vigor He was a boy split in allegiance between a snobbish, devouring mother and an emasculated father.— Betty Harper Fussell Clooney languished as one of the emasculated boy-toys on "Sisters" for two years.— Rick Marin The old Russian matriarchy survives in a society where strong, self-sacrificing, self-sufficient women dominate passive, emasculated husbands.The Wilson Quarterly

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1670, in the meaning defined above

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“Emasculated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emasculated. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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