[verb ih-mas-kyuh-leyt; adjective ih-mas-kyuh-lit, -leyt] /verb ɪˈmæs kyəˌleɪt; adjective ɪˈmæs kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), emasculated, emasculating.
to deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
Synonyms: debilitate, undermine, devitalize, soften.
deprived of or lacking strength or vigor; effeminate.
verb (transitive) (ɪˈmæskjʊˌleɪt)
to remove the testicles of; castrate; geld
to deprive of vigour, effectiveness, etc
(botany) to remove the stamens from (a flower) to prevent self-pollination for the purposes of plant breeding
adjective (ɪˈmæskjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
deprived of strength, effectiveness, etc
1620s, agent noun from emasculate.
c.1600, from Latin emasculatus, past participle of emasculare “castrate,” from ex- “out, away” (see ex-) + masculus “male, manly” (see masculine). Originally and usually in a figurative sense. Related: Emasculated; emasculating.
emasculation e·mas·cu·la·tion (ĭ-mās’kyə-lā’shən)
The surgical removal of the testes and penis; castration.
1. endometrial biopsy 2. eosin-methylene blue
1. Executive .
[em-bah-kuh l, -bak-uh l] /ɛmˈbɑ kəl, -ˈbæk əl/ noun 1. an accumulation of broken ice in a river. Compare (def 2).
[em-bahm] /ɛmˈbɑm/ verb (used with object) 1. to treat (a dead body) so as to preserve it, as with chemicals, drugs, or balsams. 2. to preserve from oblivion; keep in memory: his deeds embalmed in the hearts of his disciples. 3. to cause to remain unchanged; prevent the development of. 4. to impart a balmy […]