Definition of castrate
- 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
- The bill was castrated by removal of the enforcement provisions.
Farmers castrated the bull calf.
a movie version that castrates the hard-hitting novel
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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