emolliate

transitive verb
emol·​li·​ate | \ ə̇ˈmälēˌāt, ēˈ- \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of emolliate

: to make weak, ineffective, or effeminate

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History and Etymology for emolliate

Latin emollire to soften + English -ate

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“Emolliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emolliate. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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