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used in The Brothers Karamazov

3 uses
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to take away strength or vigor of someone or something


to make a male less masculine


to remove the testicles of a male animal
  • His face had grown wrinkled, yellow, and strangely emasculate.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (50% in)
  • With anger and repulsion he looked at Smerdyakov's emasculate, sickly face, with the little curls combed forward on his forehead.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (80% in)
  • His thin emasculate face seemed to have become so tiny; his hair was ruffled, and his crest of curls in front stood up in a thin tuft.
    Book 11 — Ivan (46% in)

There are no more uses of "emasculate" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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