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1. Synonym(s): emasculation
2. Loss or absence of the masculine, with acquisition of feminine characteristics; a type of effemination.
3. Delusional belief of a man that he has become a woman.
[L. e, out, + vir, man]
evirationAn obsolete term for the removal of a man’s masculinity, either physically (by castration) or by functionally countering his manhood through ridicule and other forms of emasculation.
eviration(ē″vī-rā′shŭn) [L. e, out, + vir, man]
2. In psychiatry, delusion in a man who thinks he has become a woman.