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Noun: castrate  'kas,treyt
  1. A man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    "castrates guarded the harem";
    - eunuch
Verb: castrate  'kas,treyt
  1. Deprive of strength or vigour
    "The Senate castrated the law";
    - emasculate
     
  2. Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
    "castrate a novel";
    - bowdlerize, bowdlerise [Brit], expurgate, shorten
     
  3. Remove the testicles of a male animal
    - emasculate, demasculinize, demasculinise [Brit]
     
  4. Remove the ovaries of
    "Is your cat castrated?";
    - alter, neuter, spay

Derived forms: castrated, castrating, castrates

Type of: abbreviate, abridge, adult male, contract, cut, desex, desexualise [Brit], desexualize, fix, foreshorten, man, reduce, shorten, sterilise [Brit], sterilize, unsex, weaken

Encyclopedia: Castrate