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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: emasculatus, past participle of emasculare, from masculus 'male'

emasculate

verb
     
e‧mas‧cu‧late [transitive]
1 to make a man feel weaker and less male:
Some men feel emasculated if they work for a woman.
2 to make someone or something weaker or less effective:
The bill has been emasculated by Congress.
3 medicalMI to remove all or part of a male's sex organs [= castrate]
emasculation noun [uncountable]
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