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castrated

[ kas-trey-tid ]
/ ˈkæs treɪ tɪd /
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adjective
emasculated by having the testicles removed: Some castrated male cats will spray urine, but it is much more common in unneutered males.
deprived of strength, force, or effectiveness: She claims that the International Criminal Court is a castrated organization with no policing power.
Psychology. rendered impotent, literally or metaphorically, by psychological means, especially by having one’s masculinity or femininity threatened: The show is full of literally and figuratively castrated men, witless and robotic, while women drive the action.
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OTHER WORDS FROM castrated

un·cas·trat·ed, adjective
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