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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.


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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