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geld 1

tr.v. geld·ed, geld·ing, gelds
1. To castrate (a horse, for example).
2. To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.

[Middle English gelden, from Old Norse gelda.]

geld 2

A tax paid to the crown by English landholders under Anglo-Saxon and Norman kings.

[Middle English geld and Medieval Latin geldum, both from Old English geld, gield, payment.]
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Adj.1.gelded - (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
castrated, unsexed - deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
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Rationality gelded to sentiment," the White Logic grins.
CHAMPION jumps trainer Paul Nicholls, Nigel Twiston-Davies and Ed Dunlop were among nine trainers fined a total of PS1,500 by a BHA disciplinary panel yesterday following a rise in the number of failures to notify the authority when horses have been gelded.
Neil Drysdale trains the 3-year-old gelded son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who won by a length and paid $5 as the favorite.
He showed progressive form last autumn after being gelded and on his final start of the campaign he beat a big field in fine style at Newmarket in October.
15 Wolverhampton SP forecast 7-4 Well held in four all-weather maidens last season but gelded over the winter and progressive since upped in trip this year.