castrate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to get rid of the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
    • to eliminate the ovaries of (women); spay.
    • To deprive of virility or spirit; emasculate.
    • To deprive regarding the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.
    • To reduce or take aside; esp. to eliminate something erroneous, or objectionable off, as the obscene elements of a writing; to expurgate.
  • noun:
    • An individual who is not capable of reproduction as a result of reduction, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.
    • a person who or that which has-been castrated, gelded, or emasculated; a eunuch.
    • a person that has been castrated and it is not capable of reproduction
  • verb:
    • To remove the testicles of.
    • To remove the ovaries of.
    • edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
    • eliminate the testicles of a male pet
    • eliminate the ovaries of
    • deprive of energy or vitality
  • others:
    • To rob of the testicles; geld; emasculate.
    • In botany, to deprive (a flower) of its anthers.
    • to eliminate some thing objectionable from, as obscene components from a writing; expurgate; destroy the strength or virility of; emasculate.
    • to get a leaf or sheet from, and render imperfect; mutilate.
    • Figuratively, to take the vitality or nature from; mortify.
    • Gelded; emasculated.
    • In botany, deprived for the anthers; anantherous: placed on stamens or blossoms.

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