Meaning of emasculate

e•mas•cu•late

Pronunciation: (v.i-mas'kyu-lāt"adj.i-mas'kyu-lit, -lāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to castrate.
  2. to deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
—adj.
  1. deprived of or lacking strength or vigor; effeminate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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