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Meaning of CASTRATE

Pronunciation:  'kastreyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem"
  2. [v]  remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
  3. [v]  remove the testicles of a male animal
  4. [v]  edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
  5. [v]  deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the law"

CASTRATE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: alter, bowdlerise, bowdlerize, demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, emasculate, eunuch, expurgate, neuter, shorten, spay
 See Also: abbreviate, abridge, adult male, caponise, caponize, contract, cut, defeminise, defeminize, desex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, foreshorten, geld, man, reduce, sterilise, sterilize, unsex, weaken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cas"trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Castrated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Castrating}.] [L. castrarus, p; p. of castrare to
castrate, asin to Skr. [,c]astra knife.]
1. To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to

2. To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or
   objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to

         My . . . correspondent . . . has sent me the
         following letter, which I have castrated in some
         places.                               --Spectator.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alter, beat down, bleed, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, change, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, cripple, daunt, demasculinize, desex, desexualize, despotize, devitalize, disable, domineer, domineer over, drain, effeminate, effeminatize, effeminize, emasculate, empty, enervate, enslave, etiolate, eunuchize, exhaust, fix, geld, grind, grind down, hamstring, henpeck, hobble, incapacitate, intimidate, keep down, keep under, lame, lord it over, maim, mutilate, neuter, oppress, overawe, overbear, overmaster, override, press heavy on, repress, ride over, ride roughshod over, sissify, soften, spay, sterilize, subjugate, suppress, terrorize, trample down, trample upon, tread down, tread upon, tyrannize, tyrannize over, unman, unnerve, unsex, unstring, walk all over, walk over, weigh heavy on, wing, womanize