Definition of emasculation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//iˌmæskjuˈleɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//iˌmæskjuˈleɪʃn//
    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the act of making somebody/something less powerful or less effective The changes to the electoral laws are another aspect of the emasculation of democratic rights.
  2. 2the fact of a man being made to feel that he has lost his male role or qualities To compensate for their emasculation, both Jim and Clem resorted to violence.