un manned

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verb (used with object), unmanned, unmanning.
to deprive of courage or fortitude; break down the manly spirit of: Constant conflict finally unmanned him.
to deprive of virility; emasculate; castrate.

1590–1600; un-2 + man1

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unman (ʌnˈmæn)
vb , -mans, -manning, -manned
1.  to cause to lose courage or nerve
2.  to make effeminate
3.  to remove the men from
4.  archaic to deprive of human qualities

unmanned (ʌnˈmænd)
1.  lacking personnel or crew: an unmanned ship
2.  (of aircraft, spacecraft, etc) operated by automatic or remote control
3.  uninhabited
4.  falconry (of a hawk or falcon) not yet trained to accept humans

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Word Origin & History

1590s, "to deprive of the attributes of a human being," from un- (2) + verbal derivative of man (n.). Meaning "to deprive of manly courage" is attested from c.1600; that of "to emasculate" is from 1680s. Unmanned "not furnished with a crew" is from 1540s.
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