cas·​trat·​ed | \ ˈka-ˌstrā-təd How to pronounce castrated (audio) \

Definition of castrated

1 : having had the testes or ovaries removed The effect of antiestrogens … on androgen induced copulatory behavior was tested in sexually inexperienced castrated male rats.Biological Abstracts
2 : rendered impotent or deprived of virility, vitality, or effectiveness To share that with someone you love, without threatening him or making him feel castrated is difficult, you have to tread extremely carefully.— Laura Singer In suburban communities, the notion of "decency," a kind of castrated chivalry or hypertrophied politeness, tends to depress the normal, healthy aggressiveness of social life …— Anatole Broyard

First Known Use of castrated

circa 1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Castrated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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