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emasculate

 [e-mas´ku-lāt]
to castrate a male.
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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.
Levy's thematizing of castration centralizes the fear of emasculation and establishes male anxiety as a lens by which to read Gellhorn's novel.
Whole-branch emasculations.--I estimated the amount of selfing caused by both autogamy and within-branch geitonogamy by comparing seed production and selfing by flowers on branches where all flowers had been emasculated to the same branches when all flowers were left intact.
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).
- Fruit production in Kalmia latifolia at both sites was unaffected by the emasculation treatment.
Emasculation and pollination were completed at 1000 h, before natural pollen shed occurs in the greenhouse.