Castrate meaning

kăstrāt
To remove the testicles of a male; geld or emasculate.
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To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
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To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
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To deprive of virility or spirit; emasculate.
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An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.
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To deprive of essential virility, vigor, or significance by mutilating, expurgating, subjugating, etc.; emasculate.
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To remove the ovaries of a female; spay.
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An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.
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To remove the testicles of.
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To remove the ovaries of.
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Origin of castrate

  • Latin castrāre castrāt- kes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin castrātus, past participle of castrō.

    From Wiktionary