EM'ASCULATE, verb transitive [Low Latin emasculo, from e and masculus, a male. See Male.]
1. To castrate; to deprive a male of certain parts which characterize the sex; to geld; to deprive of virility.
2. To deprive of masculine strength or vigor; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.
Women emasculate a monarch's reign.
To emasculate the spirits.
EM'ASCULATE, adjective Unmanned; deprived of vigor.