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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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castrate

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

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

castrate

[kæsˈtreɪt] VTcastrar
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castrate

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

vtkastrieren; (fig) textverstümmeln
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castrate

[kæsˈtreɪt] vtcastrare
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castrate

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

vt. castrar, extirpar por los testículos, emascular.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

castrate

vt castrar
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But it is impossible to express his noble resentment at our savage treatment of the HOUYHNHNM race; particularly after I had explained the manner and use of castrating horses among us, to hinder them from propagating their kind, and to render them more servile.
A man has been arrested in Florida for castrating a companion who submitted to the procedure voluntarily after they met on an internet fetish site specialising in eunuchs.
We hoped castrating them would allow them to continue living together without the inevitable skirmishes that are associated with entire male ferrets which cohabit.
Nevertheless, with all these health advantages we still sometimes shy away from castrating our male canine friends.
The CBI had filed a charge sheet against Ram Rahim for allegedly castrating his male devotees.
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NORTH Korea is leaving disabled babies to die in agony and castrating dwarves, it was claimed yesterday.
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But if your neighbors are upset because Whiskey marks their car tires and hedges when he is out on walks, castrating will not placate your neighbors.
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