Synonyms: castrate; fix; geld; make sterile; neuter; spay; sterilize; unman; vasectomize.
Etymology: From Latin emasculare, meaning to castrate, from e, meaning out, and masculus, the diminutive of mas, meaning male.
3. Figuratively, to censor or deprive something such as language, law, literary composition, film, etc. of its strength, vigor, or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate.
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