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
5 deprived of strength, effectiveness, etc.
(C17: from Latin emasculare, from masculus male; see masculine)
emasculative, emasculatory adj
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