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castrate

play
verb cas·trate \ˈkas-ˌtrāt\

Simple Definition of castrate

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of castrate

castrated

castrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to render impotent or deprive of vitality especially by psychological means

  3. 2 a :  to deprive of the testes :  geld b :  to deprive of the ovaries :  spay

castrate

noun

castration

play \kas-ˈtrā-shən\ noun

castrator

play \-ˌtrā-tər\ noun

castratory

play \ˈkas-trə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

Examples of castrate in a sentence

  1. Farmers castrated the bull calf.

  2. <a movie version that castrates the hard-hitting novel>



Origin and Etymology of castrate

Latin castratus, past participle of castrare; akin to Greek keazein to split, Sanskrit śasati he slaughters


First Known Use: 1554


CASTRATE Defined for Kids

castrate

play
verb cas·trate \ˈka-ˌstrāt\

Definition of castrate for Students

castrated

castrating

  1. :  to remove the sex glands of




Medical Dictionary

1

castrate

play
transitive verb cas·trate \ˈkas-ˌtrāt\

Medical Definition of castrate

castrated

;

castrating

  1. 1a:  to deprive of the testes :  geldb:  to deprive of the ovaries :  spay

  2. 2:  to render impotent or deprive of vitality especially by psychological means <uses these ideas…as an instrument to castrate and destroy him—Harold Clurman>

castrater

or

castrator

\-ər\play noun



2

castrate

noun cas·trate

Medical Definition of castrate

  1. :  a castrated individual





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