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weaken

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deprive of strength or vigor

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having unsuitable feminine qualities

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Even the media itself was often the target of emasculating language.
The history of Cholly Breedlove suggests that his demoralization over his exclusion from full citizenship is the emasculating force in his life.
Critics are now taking her to task for being emasculating, sarcastic and bossy-characteristics that are just on the other side of the looking glass from strong, smart, black and female.
Thus, any attempt by black women to vocalize the specific intraracial gender oppression of black men is interpreted not only as compromising to racial solidarity but emasculating to black men.
Related rodent studies at this laboratory and elsewhere have demonstrated that another class of pollutants--one that includes TCDD and other dioxinlike chemicals--triggers emasculating endocrine changes through yet another mechanism.
If the weepy, moping, self emasculating philosophy of the men's movement ever took root in corporate America the consequences would be lethal.
The ink on the Dole compromise had hardly dried before the Court began to enforce the results test by emasculating its proviso.
Debby's dissatisfaction with almost every aspect of her husband Lionel (Eric Poppick) is dished out in short, emasculating jibes.
Debbie seems a sweet-natured wife not given to emasculating her man Sybil Fawlty fashion, so the Nutcracker Suite wouldn't be right (anyway, it would be pretentious for people living in one room to pretend to have a suite).
4] Since acts of overt resistance, such as emasculating a slave master, prove more destructive to the agents of resistance than the purveyors of oppression, slaves on the Corregidora plantation do take a lesson from "what happened over on that other plantation" and attempt to configure their own forms of resistance to the situations in which they find themselves.
In recent years, scientists have been compiling a list of emasculating agents that work by mimicking estrogen.
By abolishing the right to strike and emasculating genuine collective bargaining, the legislation has disenfranchised railroad workers.
What really happened, Maureen, was the interference of politicians, mostly Democrats (and John Kerry) into the spy business by emasculating the services by budget cuts and willy-washy cruise missiles at the Taliban (by Clinton), even after the stage had been set by these people after the bombing in 1993 to the World Trade Center.
In appeasing, by emasculating the course, all the do-gooders who complained about the daunting fences, Aintree chiefs not only robbed the race of its unique spectacle, they also wrecked its betting intrigue.
An Emasculating Truth" is a film that tackles the subject head on, exploring the changing perceptions of what it means to be a man, and will undoubtedly spark some heated debate.