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From un- (de-, dis-, away) +‎ man (male person). Compare Dutch ontmannen, German entmannen, both “to unman, emasculate, castrate”.

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unman (third-person singular simple present unmans, present participle unmanning, simple past and past participle unmanned)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To castrate; to remove the manhood of.
  2. (transitive) To sap the strength, whether physical or emotional, required to deal with a situation.
    His fear unmanned him.
  3. (transitive) To deprive of men.

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