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Webster 1913 Edition


Evirate

E′vi-rate

,
Verb.
T.
[L.
eviratus
, p. p. of
evirare
to castrate;
e
out +
vir
man.]
To emasculate; to dispossess of manhood.
[Obs.]
Bp. Hall.

Webster 1828 Edition


Evirate

E'VIRATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. vir. eviratus.] To emasculate. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


evirate

evirate

English

Verb

evirate (third-person singular simple present evirates, present participle evirating, simple past and past participle evirated)

  1. To castrate.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.2:
      Some philosophers and divines have evirated themselves, and put out their eyes voluntarily, the better to contemplate.
    • 1846, Walter Savage Landor, J. Forster (editor), The works of Walter Savage Landor,
      The pope offered a hundred marks in Latin to who should eviscerate or evirate him (poisons very potent, whereat the Italians are handy), so apostolic and desperate a doctor is Dr. Glaston, — so acute in his quiddities, and so resolute in his bearing!
  2. To render weak or unmanly.

Italian

Verb

evirate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of evirare
  2. second-person plural imperative of evirare
  3. feminine plural of evirato

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Latin

Verb

ēvirāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of ēvirō