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cas·trate

 (kăs′trāt′)
tr.v. cas·trat·ed, cas·trat·ing, cas·trates
1. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
2. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
3. To deprive of virility or spirit; emasculate.
n.
An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.

[Latin castrāre, castrāt-; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

cas′trat·er, cas′tra·tor n.
cas·tra′tion n.

castrate

(kæˈstreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to remove the testicles of; emasculate; geld
2. to deprive of vigour, masculinity, etc
3. to remove the ovaries of; spay
4. to expurgate or censor (a book, play, etc)
[C17: from Latin castrāre to emasculate, geld]
casˈtration n
casˈtrator, casˈtrater n

cas•trate

(ˈkæs treɪt)

v. -trat•ed, -trat•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to remove the testes of; emasculate; geld.
2. to remove the ovaries of.
3. to render impotent by psychological means, as disparagement.
4. to deprive of strength.
n.
5. a castrated person or animal.
[1605–15; < Latin castrātus, past participle of castrāre to geld]
cas•tra′tion, n.
cas′tra•tor, n.

castrate


Past participle: castrated
Gerund: castrating

Imperative
castrate
castrate
Present
I castrate
you castrate
he/she/it castrates
we castrate
you castrate
they castrate
Preterite
I castrated
you castrated
he/she/it castrated
we castrated
you castrated
they castrated
Present Continuous
I am castrating
you are castrating
he/she/it is castrating
we are castrating
you are castrating
they are castrating
Present Perfect
I have castrated
you have castrated
he/she/it has castrated
we have castrated
you have castrated
they have castrated
Past Continuous
I was castrating
you were castrating
he/she/it was castrating
we were castrating
you were castrating
they were castrating
Past Perfect
I had castrated
you had castrated
he/she/it had castrated
we had castrated
you had castrated
they had castrated
Future
I will castrate
you will castrate
he/she/it will castrate
we will castrate
you will castrate
they will castrate
Future Perfect
I will have castrated
you will have castrated
he/she/it will have castrated
we will have castrated
you will have castrated
they will have castrated
Future Continuous
I will be castrating
you will be castrating
he/she/it will be castrating
we will be castrating
you will be castrating
they will be castrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been castrating
you have been castrating
he/she/it has been castrating
we have been castrating
you have been castrating
they have been castrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been castrating
you will have been castrating
he/she/it will have been castrating
we will have been castrating
you will have been castrating
they will have been castrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been castrating
you had been castrating
he/she/it had been castrating
we had been castrating
you had been castrating
they had been castrating
Conditional
I would castrate
you would castrate
he/she/it would castrate
we would castrate
you would castrate
they would castrate
Past Conditional
I would have castrated
you would have castrated
he/she/it would have castrated
we would have castrated
you would have castrated
they would have castrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.castrate - a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproductioncastrate - a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
Verb1.castrate - deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the law"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
2.castrate - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
abbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
3.castrate - remove the testicles of a male animal
caponise, caponize - convert a cock into a capon
geld, cut - cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
desex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex, fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
4.castrate - remove the ovaries ofcastrate - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
defeminise, defeminize - remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats)
desex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex, fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

castrate

verb neuter, unman, emasculate, geld She threatened to castrate her husband with a carving knife.

castrate

verb
To render incapable of reproducing sexually:
Translations
يَخْصي
kastrovat
kastrere
kastroidakuohia
kiherél
vana, gelda
kastravimaskastruoti
kastrēt
kastrovaťvykastrovať
burmakhadım etmekiğdiş etmek

castrate

[kæsˈtreɪt] VTcastrar

castrate

[kæˈstreɪt] vt [+ man, animal] → châtrer, castrer

castrate

vtkastrieren; (fig) textverstümmeln

castrate

[kæsˈtreɪt] vtcastrare

castrate

(kӕˈstreit) , ((American) ˈkӕstreit) verb
to remove the sexual organs of (a male animal). The bull has been castrated.
caˈstration noun

cas·trate

vt. castrar, extirpar por los testículos, emascular.

castrate

vt castrar
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