- to remove the testes of; emasculate; geld.
- to remove the ovaries of.
- Psychology. to render impotent, literally or metaphorically, by psychological means, especially by threatening a person's masculinity or femininity.
- to deprive of strength, power, or efficiency; weaken: Without those ten new submarines, our navy will be castrated.
- a castrated person or animal.
Origin of castrate
Examples from the Web for castrated
Contemporary Examples of castrated
Thus, during Jim Crow, black men were routinely hanged, castrated, and lynched for alleged sexual assaults against white women.No Wonder Cosby's Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted
November 23, 2014
Franco plays Benjy, the mentally handicapped—and eventually, castrated—member of the Compson clan.James Franco and Scott Haze on 'The Sound and the Fury' and Gawker 'Outing' Them As A 'Couple'
September 6, 2014
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
August 16, 2012
How would she feel if Bizanowicz got a shorter term in return for agreeing to be castrated?The Case for Castration
March 26, 2009
Historical Examples of castrated
How comes it that the editions since 1740 have been so castrated ?
If one of them be castrated when young, he will not develop as well as the other one.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction
T. W. Shannon
Whether or not the tenor is castrated, he sings like a eunuch.Painted Veils
He should then be castrated, and fattened with the old ewes.Buffon's Natural History. Volume V (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Before the kids are allowed to go out with the flock the males should be castrated.Practical Angora Goat Raising
C. P. Bailey
- to remove the testicles of; emasculate; geld
- to deprive of vigour, masculinity, etc
- to remove the ovaries of; spay
- to expurgate or censor (a book, play, etc)
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.
- To remove the testicles of a male; emasculate.
- To remove the ovaries of a female; spay.