Castrate Definition

castrated, castrates, castrating
castrated, castrates, castrating
To remove the testicles of; emasculate; geld.
Webster's New World
To remove the ovaries of; spay.
Webster's New World
To deprive of essential virility, vigor, or significance by mutilating, expurgating, subjugating, etc.; emasculate.
Webster's New World
An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.
American Heritage Medicine

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

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