demasculinise vs emasculate what difference

what is difference between demasculinise and emasculate

English

Etymology

de- +‎ masculinise

Verb

demasculinise (third-person singular simple present demasculinises, present participle demasculinising, simple past and past participle demasculinised)

  1. Alternative spelling of demasculinize


English

Etymology

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) + (suffix forming verbs). Masculus is derived from mās (a man, a male) + -culus (suffix forming a diminutive of a noun).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈmæskjʊleɪt/
  • (General American) enPR: ĭ.măsʹkyə.lāt’, IPA(key): /iˈmæskjəˌleɪt/
  • Hyphenation: emas‧cu‧late

Adjective

emasculate (comparative more emasculate, superlative most emasculate)

  1. Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned, weak.

Translations

Verb

emasculate (third-person singular simple present emasculates, present participle emasculating, simple past and past participle emasculated)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate, to geld. [from early 17th c.]
    Synonym: unman
    1. (specifically) To remove the entire male genitalia (the testicles, scrotum, and penis) of (a person or animal).
  2. (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
  3. (transitive, botany) Of a flower: to deprive of the anthers.

Translations

Related terms

  • emasculated (adjective)
  • emasculation
  • emasculative
  • emasculator
  • emasculatory
  • emasculatrix

References

Further reading

  • emasculation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • emaculates

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