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emasculation  n.  
The act of depriving of virility, or the state of being so deprived; castration.
The act of depriving, or state of being deprived, of vigor or strength; unmanly weakness.

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"Emasculation" Quotes from Famous Books

... case is the emasculation of Uranus by his son Kronos, who thereby prevents the further cohabitation of the primal parents. [Archetype of the Titan motive in a narrow sense.] Important for us is the fact that castration in myths is represented sometimes as the tearing out of a limb ...
— Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts • Herbert Silberer

... postmasters, to whose offices the printed copies had been sent on their way to the newspaper editors, should be ordered at once to return these copies to the secretary. He then ordered the secretary to make a change, equivalent to an omission, of this inflammatory paragraph. After this emasculation the paragraph only stated that "slaves who were abandoned by their owners on the advance of our troops" should not be returned ...
— Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II • John T. Morse

Words linked to "Emasculation" :   emasculate, neutering, effeminacy, softness, unmanliness, fixing

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