verb cas·trate \ˈkas-ˌtrāt\

: to remove the testes of (a person or animal)


Full Definition of CASTRATE

transitive verb
:  to render impotent or deprive of vitality especially by psychological means
a :  to deprive of the testes :  geld
b :  to deprive of the ovaries :  spay
castrate noun
cas·tra·tion \kas-ˈtrā-shən\ noun
cas·tra·tor \-ˌtrā-tər\ noun
cas·tra·to·ry \ˈkas-trə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective

Examples of CASTRATE

  1. Farmers castrated the bull calf.
  2. <a movie version that castrates the hard-hitting novel>

Origin of CASTRATE

Latin castratus, past participle of castrare; akin to Greek keazein to split, Sanskrit śasati he slaughters
First Known Use: 1554

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CASTRATION Defined for Kids


verb cas·trate \ˈka-ˌstrāt\

Definition of CASTRATE for Kids

:  to remove the sex glands of


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