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evirate

Saltos de línea: evir|ate
Pronunciación: /ˈiːvɪreɪt
 
, ˈɛ-
 
/

Definición de evirate en inglés:

verbo

[with object] rare
1Castrate (a man or male animal).
Example sentences
  • The mob had attempted to mutilate and evirate the manly figure
  • In breeding, some evirate the foal while sucking.
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • He did not know that a man's character dwindles into pusillanimity and cowardice, when, he is evirated by an operation totally different.
  • Their minds are debased and evirated by effeminacy, lasciviousness, and fondness for loose pleasures.

Origen

early 17th century: from Latin evirat-, from the verb evirare (from e-, expressing a change of state, + vir 'man'): see -ate3.

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