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Adjective: castrated  'kas,trey-tid [N. Amer], ka'strey-tid [Brit]
  1. Deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
    "The castrated animals were treated for 14 days with antibiotics";
    - unsexed
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

See also: altered, cut, emasculated, gelded, neutered, spayed

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

Encyclopedia: Castrated