to soften, to weaken, to render effeminate ...1802
from Latin ēmollīre (to soften) + -ate
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1802 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Emolliated by four centuries of Roman domination, even the Belgic colonies had forgotten their pristine valour, and were unable to contend with their ferocious invaders from Scotland and Ireland, when chance, or invitation, conducted to their assistance new armies from the continent...."
From: Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies, with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles; In all Parts of the World
- John Pinkerton