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emasculate

 [e-mas´ku-lāt]
to castrate a male.
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4] (a) impotent OR impotence (b) emasculate OR emasculates OR emasculated OR emasculating OR emasculation (c) castrate OR castrates OR castrated OR castrating OR castration (d) neuter OR neuters OR neutered OR neutering Comparison terms were used to compare "no balls" with similar expressions that indicate the lack of a body part.
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.
One of them is the Titan Cronus, who rebels against Uranus, emasculates him, and afterward rules until he in turn is overpowered by Zeus.