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Other Eunuch Definition

[n] a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem"

Synonyms

castrate

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adult male, man

Misc. Definitions

\Eu"nuch\, n. [L. eunuchus, Gr. ?, prop., keeping or guarding the couch; ? couch, bed, + ? to have, hold, keep.] A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a class of such persons, in Oriental countries, having charge of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times, gained high official rank.
\Eu"nuch\, Eunuchate \Eu"nuch*ate\, v. t. [L. eunuchare.] To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man. --Creech. Sir. T. Browne.

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