- 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 uncastrated
Historical Examples of uncastrated
They are still curious in their editions, and are not parsimonious in their price for what they call an uncastrated copy.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
- 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.