verb (used with object), cas·trat·ed, cas·trat·ing.
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Origin of castrate
OTHER WORDS FROM castratecas·tra·tion, nouncas·tra·tor, nounun·cas·trat·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for castrate
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