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emasculate

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ɪˈmask.jʊlˌeɪt/ or /ɪˈmask.jəl.leɪt/
  • (US) enPR: ĭ.măsʹkyə.lāt', IPA (key): /əˈmæs.kjəˌleɪt/ or /iˈmæs.kjəˌleɪt/
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Adjective
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ɪˈmask.jʊl.lət/ or /ɪˈmask.jəl.lət/
  • (US) enPR: ĭ.măsʹkyə.lət, IPA (key): /əˈmæs.kjə.leɪt/ or /iˈmæs.kjə.lət/
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  • Hyphenation: emas‧cu‧late

Adjective[change]

Positive
emasculate

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. An emasculate man is a person who is deprived of his identity.

Verb[change]

Plain form
emasculate

Third-person singular
emasculates

Past tense
emasculated

Past participle
emasculated

Present participle
emasculating

  1. (transitive) If you emasculate a man, you deprive him of his role or identity.
  2. (transitive) (old, no longer used) If you emasculate a man, you deprive castrate him.
  3. (transitive) If you emasculate a person, you make them weaker or less effective.