from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to give up manly courage or spirit.
- transitive v. To take away virility from; emasculate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To castrate; to remove one's manhood.
- v. To sap the strength, whether physical or emotional, required to deal with a situation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive of the distinctive qualities of a human being, as reason, or the like.
- transitive v. To emasculate; to deprive of virility.
- transitive v. To deprive of the courage and fortitude of a man; to break or subdue the manly spirit in; to cause to despond; to dishearten; to make womanish.
- transitive v. To deprive of men.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of the character or qualities of a human being, as reason, etc.
- To emasculate; deprive of virility.
- To deprive of the courage and fortitude of a man; break or reduce into irresolution; dishearten; deject; make womanish.
- To deprive of men: as, to unman a ship or town.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to lose one's nerve
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