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emasculate

 [e-mas´ku-lāt]
to castrate a male.
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Gaylord responds to these potential emasculations by escaping "into his favorite paperbound world"--books that mark a last "refuge" (194) from a life "stifled in boredom" (194) and a reality failing to mirror the promises of fantasy: "Everything panned out badly, war and peace; nothing was ever enough, shiny enough, fast enough, never as gallant, exciting and stylish as he wished" (194-195).
Responding to the potential emasculations he perceives in the cold weather, male proximity, and the general vulnerability of the male body exposed by battle injuries, Gaylord attempts to remasculinize himself through the powerful, tough-exterior maleness of detective stories.
Below, subscripts denote the selfing rate or some component thereof for the three treatments (0 = intact flowers, 1 = single-flower emasculations, 2 = whole-branch emasculations).
0]) and flowers from whole-branch emasculations ([s.
Fruit production in Kalmia latifolia at both sites was unaffected by the emasculation treatment.
For plants with white stigmas, the size and plumpness of the florets was used to detect the stage for making emasculations.