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emasculate

 [e-mas´ku-lāt]
to castrate a male.
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To emasculate was shameful: "[I]t's infantilizing, therefore emasculating" (27 March, 2004); or at least anti-heroic "good old tradition of Canadian anti-heroes in which fat emasculated gentility, self-pity .
You know, emasculate yourself, make yourself a little less manly.
It is easy to imagine that a future Conservative government would attempt to emasculate the Welsh assembly, possibly by starving it of funding.
Such dominance to any breed must render the animal emasculate.
Shame on those namby pamby counterfeit Welsh who seek to emasculate us just as Dafydd was.
Which was not without its worries when Richter stepped into the ring: ``What kangaroos are attempting to do is emasculate you - if you're being attacked by a kangaroo, it's a good bet he's trying to tear your genitalia off.
The changes essentially emasculate the survey and enforcement process,'' Miller said.
The new constitution would ban Islamic political parties, emasculate the Parliament and grant sweeping new powers to the president.
Intimidation, fear of reprisal, is a cancer in South Wales that prevents justice being done and emasculates the work of police and authorities.
In the same discussion, King posits that "if Britomart demonstrates how Elizabeth should govern, then Radigund," who subdues all knights "by force or guile" may be "an oblique, critical representation of the Queen as she emasculates and frustrates her courtiers , civil servants, and warriors (207) and may reveal Spenser's ultimate disenchantment with his ruler.
Proposition 211 not only emasculates the new federal law, it makes previous law look palatable in comparison.