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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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

cas·trate

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

castrate

vt castrar
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"Some made more political work, like [Canyon Castrator,] who recreated 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' by putting images of Nixon, George Bush and the Pink Panther," Brito said, "as his take on the Forty Thieves - some real, some imaginary - in today's world.
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Among them a pig castrator who sleeps with all the women in town; his longtime friend Nasi, "whose legs were broken because he sawed down a tree while sitting on a branch on the wrong side;" gypsies making love potions; people claiming they can eat eight meters of sausage, three chickens, and a candle; women with glasses who look like Harold Lloyd, teachers who beat students on a daily basis, but suddenly become friendly around the holidays when parents bring them gifts; church painters who leave for Brazil leaving their frescoes half-done; one-eyed beggars masturbating in the church ...
However, the symbolic castrator is the Name-of-the Father and also the No-of-the-Father, which interrupts the archaic wholeness with the mother.
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The Calvinistic Protestantism of the Chapels is described as "the adroit castrator / of art," killing "the heart's innocent joy," while the "cramped cell" of its theology is "narrow" and intolerant (The Minister, "The Chapel" LS).
See also Dymphna Callaghan, "The Castrator's Song: Female Impersonation on the Early Modern Stage," in Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 26.2 (1996): 321-53.
Poe's obsessive use of sharp instruments, deadly weapons and blades further shows that both the fear of emasculation and the realization of his own impotence transform the son into the castrator of his father: the victim becomes the victimizer and the overwhelming burden of mixed feelings and emotions is perpetually redirected from one to the other in a never-ending circle.
Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi says that the myth of the devouring lover or mother takes a variety of shapes: legends about yonic teeth, stories about female reproductive organs hiding sharp objects in order to castrate enemy soldiers during intercourse, penis captivus myths, but also the fear of "a large vagina as an opening into which the man will fall or get lost." The stories about the female organ "as deep or endless [turn] it into a Minoan Labyrinth, where those who enter may never return." (47) Marylu Hill interprets the sea in Ulysses as "the killer of the father and a castrator of men" when she recounts Stephen's thoughts: "Full fathom five thy father lies.
Many took castration anxiety as a universal foundation of human subjectivity, others reversed it to say that it was the mother who was feared as a castrator. Undoubtedly, all of them were rehearsing their own psychodramas.