self-emas·​cu·​la·​tion ˌself-i-ˌma-skyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce self-emasculation (audio)
plural self-emasculations
: the act or process of emasculating oneself
One of the most disquieting features of the cult of the Great Mother is the practice of a self-emasculation by a special class of priests, the Galli.Maria Grazia Lancellotti

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-emasculation was in 1846

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“Self-emasculation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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