what is difference between demasculinise and emasculate
de- + masculinise
demasculinise (third-person singular simple present demasculinises, present participle demasculinising, simple past and past participle demasculinised)
- Alternative spelling of demasculinize
From Latin emasculare or emasculō (“to emasculate”), from ē- (a variant of ex- (suffix denoting privation), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs (“out”)) + masculus (“male, masculine; a man”) + -ō (“suffix forming verbs”). Masculus is derived from mās (“a man, a male”) + -culus (suffix forming a diminutive of a noun).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈmæskjʊleɪt/
- (General American) enPR: ĭ.măsʹkyə.lāt’, IPA(key): /iˈmæskjəˌleɪt/
- Hyphenation: emas‧cu‧late
emasculate (comparative more emasculate, superlative most emasculate)
- Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned, weak.
emasculate (third-person singular simple present emasculates, present participle emasculating, simple past and past participle emasculated)
- (transitive) To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate, to geld. [from early 17th c.]
- Synonym: unman
- (specifically) To remove the entire male genitalia (the testicles, scrotum, and penis) of (a person or animal).
- (transitive) To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness. [from early 17th c.]
- Synonyms: unman, debilitate, demasculate, enervate, enfeeble
- Antonyms: empower, invigorate, (obsolete) masculate, strengthen
- (transitive, botany) Of a flower: to deprive of the anthers.
- emasculated (adjective)
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