verb (used with object), cas·trat·ed, cas·trat·ing.
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
1605–15;Related formscas·tra·tion, nouncas·tra·tor, nounun·cas·trat·ed, adjective
< Latin castrātus
past participle of castrāre
to geld, equivalent to castr-
geld + -ātus -ate1
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Derived Formscastration, nouncastrator, noun
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
C17: from Latin castrāre to emasculate, geld
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Word Origin and History for uncastrated
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.
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To remove the testicles of a male; emasculate.
To remove the ovaries of a female; spay.
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