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 for emasculate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  emasculate \e*mas"cu*late\, a.
     Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak. "Emasculate
     slave." --Hammond.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emasculate \E*mas"cu*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emasculated;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Emasculating.] [L. emasculare; e + masculus
     male, masculine. See Male masculine.]
     1. To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate
        power; to castrate; to geld.
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     2. To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to
        render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.
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              Luxury had not emasculated their minds. --V. Knox.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having unsuitable feminine qualities [syn: effeminate,
             emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified,
             sissyish, sissy]
      v 1: deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the
           law" [syn: emasculate, castrate]
      2: remove the testicles of a male animal [syn: emasculate,
         castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "emasculate":
     alter, castrate, cripple, debilitate, demasculinize, desex,
     desexualize, devitalize, disable, effeminate, effeminatize,
     effeminize, enervate, etiolate, eunuchize, exhaust, fix, forceless,
     geld, hamstring, hobble, impotent, inadequate, incapacitate,
     ineffective, ineffectual, lame, maim, sissify, soften, spay,
     spineless, sterilize, unman, unnerve, unsex, unstring, wan, weak,
     wing, womanize

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