|1.||to remove the testicles of; castrate; geld|
|2.||to deprive of vigour, effectiveness, etc|
|3.||botany to remove the stamens from (a flower) to prevent self-pollination for the purposes of plant breeding|
|5.||deprived of strength, effectiveness, etc|
|[C17: from Latin ēmasculāre, from masculus male; see |
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
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