Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb emasculate

2 senses of emasculate

Sense 1
emasculate, castrate -- (deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the law")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 2
emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise -- (remove the testicles of a male animal)
       => sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix -- (make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized")

Antonyms of adj emasculate

1 sense of emasculate

Sense 1
effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy -- (having unsuitable feminine qualities)

INDIRECT (VIA unmanly) -> manly, manful, manlike -- (possessing qualities befitting a man)

Similarity of adj emasculate

1 sense of emasculate

Sense 1
effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy -- (having unsuitable feminine qualities)
       => unmanly (vs. manly), unmanful, unmanlike -- (not possessing qualities befitting a man)

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