emasculator meaning, emasculator definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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emasculate

  

      vb   tr  
1    to remove the testicles of; castrate; geld  
2    to deprive of vigour, effectiveness, etc.  
3      (Botany)   to remove the stamens from (a flower) to prevent self-pollination for the purposes of plant breeding  
      adj  
4    castrated; gelded  
5    deprived of strength, effectiveness, etc.  
     (C17: from Latin emasculare, from masculus male; see masculine)  
  emasculation      n  
  emasculative, emasculatory      adj  
  emasculator      n  
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