e·mas·cu·late / iˈmaskyəˌlāt/ • v. [tr.] make (a person, idea, or piece of legislation) weaker or less effective: our winner-take-all elections emasculate fringe parties like neo-Nazis. ∎ [usu. as adj.] (emasculated) deprive (a man) of his male role or identity: he feels emasculated because he cannot control his sons' behavior. ∎ archaic castrate (a man or male animal). ∎ Bot. remove the anthers from a flower. DERIVATIVES: e·mas·cu·la·tion / iˌmaskyəˈlāshən/ n. e·mas·cu·la·tor / -ˌlātər/ n. e·mas·cu·la·to·ry / -ləˌtôrē/ adj.
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