verb[with object] rare
1Castrate (a man or male animal).
- At the age of eighteen he evirated himself, thus hoping to open the pathway to Christian perfection.
- Some philosophers and divines have evirated themselves, and put out their eyes voluntarily, the better to contemplate.
- The unmoved Bottai notes that one of the bodies shows 'an enormous, bloodied gash: they have evirated him'.
1.1Deprive (a man) of his male role or identity; emasculate.
- Their minds are debased and evirated by effeminacy, lasciviousness, and fondness for loose pleasures.
- He did not know that a man's character dwindles into pusillanimity and cowardice, when, he is evirated by an operation totally different.
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