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emasculate
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to take away strength or vigor of someone or something

or:

to make a male less masculine

or:

to remove the testicles of a male animal
  • So far as Tom had gained any acquaintance with the Romans at Mr. Jacob's academy, his knowledge was strictly correct, but it went no farther than the fact that they were "in the New Testament"; and Mr. Stelling was not the man to enfeeble and emasculate his pupil's mind by simplifying and explaining, or to reduce the tonic effect of etymology by mixing it with smattering, extraneous information, such as is given to girls.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (42% in)

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