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1. emasculate

verb. ['əˈmæskjuːlɪt, əˈmæskjuːˌleɪt'] deprive of strength or vigor.

Synonyms

  • weaken

Antonyms

  • unchain
  • dislodge

Etymology

  • emasculo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Emasculate

  • accumulate
  • adulate
  • angulate
  • annihilate
  • appellate
  • articulate
  • assimilate
  • benlate
  • boilerplate
  • breastplate
  • calculate
  • circulate
  • coagulate
  • congratulate
  • contemplate
  • copulate
  • correlate
  • crenelate
  • depopulate
  • desolate

2. emasculate

adjective. ['əˈmæskjuːlɪt, əˈmæskjuːˌleɪt'] having unsuitable feminine qualities.

Synonyms

  • unmanlike
  • unmanful
  • sissified
  • effeminate
  • unmanly
  • epicene
  • cissy
  • sissyish

Antonyms

  • infect
  • unwire
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • emasculo (Latin)

3. emasculate

verb. ['əˈmæskjuːlɪt, əˈmæskjuːˌleɪt'] remove the testicles of a male animal.

Synonyms

  • unsex
  • fix
  • cut
  • castrate
  • desexualize
  • sterilise
  • demasculinize
  • demasculinise
  • caponize
  • geld
  • desex
  • desexualise
  • caponise

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unstaple
  • unbar
  • unzip

Etymology

  • emasculo (Latin)

Example sentences of the word emasculate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Mothers rarely emasculate their sons; they simply aid them in gaining a security around women, the masculine quality of looking after and taking care of the women in their lives.

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