verb (used with object), cas·trat·ed, cas·trat·ing.
- castor bean,
- castor oil,
- castor sugar,
- castor-oil plant,
- castration complex,
Origin of castrate
Examples from the Web for castrate
In fact, the estrogen that they employed did worse than castrate the subject—it could act as a cerebral depressant.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it seemed like Nic was trying to emasculate and castrate this supposedly clichéd action hero.Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More|Marlow Stern|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"If they want to castrate them, that's fine," says Debbie Savoie, vice president of the Massachusetts group Community Voices.
The Holodia section of the Tellis will not rear male calves, and do not castrate their bulls.Omens and Superstitions of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
I wish the British would catch and castrate every one of them, so that they may be old women in reality.With Steyn and De Wet|Philip Pienaar
We sent them happy thoughts in dreams, inspired them to tame the horse, to castrate the bull, to teach the dog to guard the sheep.The Revolt of the Angels|Anatole France
He hired the police to castrate the stranger, which was done in the jail.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
The Holodias will not rear male calves at their houses, and do not castrate their bulls.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Word Origin for castrate
1610s (implied in castrated), back-formation from castration (q.v.), or from Latin castratus, past participle of castrare. The figurative sense is attested earlier (1550s). Related: Castrating.