What does the word emasculate mean?

  • To weaken.

Usage examples for emasculate

  1. Despite his long exposure to the temptation to sink into the emasculate life of unapplied intellect, mere talker and writer, and to adopt that life's flabby ideals, he had remained the man of ideas, the man of action. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  2. The penny paper that may be bought everywhere, that is allowed to lie on every table, prints seven or eight columns of filth, for no reason except that the public likes to read filth; the poet and novelist must emasculate and destroy their work because.... – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  3. " That is what money does," Vyse had said, and the reflection was inevitable that it did very little after all to benefit character, and not a little to emasculate or degrade it. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson

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