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English adjective: emasculate

1. emasculate having unsuitable feminine qualities


Synonymscissy, effeminate, epicene, sissified, sissy, sissyish


Similarunmanful, unmanlike, unmanly


Antonymsmanful, manlike, manly


English verb: emasculate

1. emasculate (change) deprive of strength or vigor


SamplesThe Senate emasculated the law.


Synonymscastrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken

2. emasculate (body) remove the testicles of a male animal


Synonymscastrate, demasculinise, demasculinize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)desex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, sterilize, unsex


Narrower (hyponym)caponise, caponize, cut, geld









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