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 castrated
In one sickening final detail, Joe Christmas is castrated even before he is dead, his blood soaking his attackers.C.E. Morgan: ‘Light in August’ is Faulkner’s Great American Novel|C.E. Morgan|August 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How would she feel if Bizanowicz got a shorter term in return for agreeing to be castrated?
With the fear of Elizabeth before his eyes, Holinshed castrated the volumes of his History.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
Such as are castrated and allowed to run wild, become considerably larger, as well as tamer, in consequence.Lachesis Lapponica|Carl von Linn
He was now in Asia Minor, where he had taken Amisus and had castrated all the male children.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch
How comes it that the editions since 1740 have been so castrated ?
It is in this spirit, and with such apologies, that historians have often castrated their own history.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
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.