emasculated emasculated  /ə ˈmæsk ju ˌleɪ tɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of a male animal) having the testicles removed

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Foreign policy is now coordinated not by the emasculated National Security Council but by interagency groups chaired by the State Department.
  2. That's a tonic to Japan's trapped and emasculated male populace.
  3. But they had been so emasculated by the socialist controls that they didn't know how to respond to the new competitive climate.

News

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  1. In State of Denial, Bob Woodward claims Marine Gen. James L. Jones, the US commander for Europe, said that the Iraq war is a "debacle" and that "the Joint Chiefs have been systematically emasculated by Rumsfeld."
    on Oct 6, 2006 By: Gen James L Jones Source: NewsBusters (blog)

  2. "The provinces, thus emasculated, become fair game for those in the ANC arguing for their outright abolition. If the PAMB becomes law, it will make city managers and their staff beholden to ANC national ministers and bureaucrats in Pretoria, rather...
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Helen Zille Source: Independent Online

  3. "More concentration means less competition," Dorgan said. "The public-interest standards have been nearly completely emasculated."
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: Byron Dorgan Source: Washington Post

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