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

Derived forms: castrated, castrates, castrating

Type of: abbreviate, abridge, adult male, bozo [N. Amer, informal], cat [N. Amer, informal], chappie [Brit, informal], contract, cut, desex, desexualise [Brit], desexualize, fix, foreshorten, geezer [Brit, informal], guy [informal], hombre [Brit, N. Amer, informal], man, reduce, shorten, sod [informal], sterilise [Brit], sterilize, unsex, weaken

Encyclopedia: Castrate