caponize

[ key-puh-nahyz ]
/ ˈkeɪ pəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), ca·pon·ized, ca·pon·iz·ing.

to castrate (a fowl).

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Also especially British, ca·pon·ise .

Origin of caponize

First recorded in 1645–55; capon + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM caponize

ca·pon·i·za·tion, nounca·pon·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for caponize

caponize

caponise

/ (ˈkeɪpəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make (a cock) into a capon
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