castrate

[kas-treyt]
verb (used with object), castrated, castrating.
1.
to remove the testes of; emasculate; geld.
2.
to remove the ovaries of.
3.
Psychology. to render impotent, literally or metaphorically, by psychological means, especially by threatening a person's masculinity or femininity.
4.
to deprive of strength, power, or efficiency; weaken: Without those ten new submarines, our navy will be castrated.
noun
5.
a castrated person or animal.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin castrātus past participle of castrāre to geld, equivalent to castr- geld + -ātus -ate1

castration, noun
castrator, noun
uncastrated, adjective
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castrate (kæˈstreɪt)
 
vb
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]
 
cas'tration
 
n
 
cas'trator
 
n

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castrate
1613, from castration (q.v.). The fig. sense is attested earlier (1554). Castrated is recorded from 1613.
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castrate cas·trate (kās'trāt')
v. cas·trat·ed, cas·trat·ing, cas·trates

  1. To remove the testicles of a male; emasculate.

  2. To remove the ovaries of a female; spay.

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