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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.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Buddy Gil will be heading to Louisville to run in the 129th Kentucky Derby after the gelded son of Eastern Echo held off 35-1 long shot Indian Express to win Saturday's $750,000 Grade I Santa Anita Derby by a head at surprising 6-1 odds.
Luca Cumani: expertise in getting the best from horses after they have been gelded
It definitely had a lot to do with having him gelded at the start of the year.