American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
- v. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
- v. To deprive of virility or spirit; emasculate.
- n. An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of the testicles; geld; emasculate.
- In botany, to deprive (a flower) of its anthers.
- To remove something objectionable from, as obscene parts from a writing; expurgate; destroy the strength or virility of; emasculate.
- To take out a leaf or sheet from, and render imperfect; mutilate.
- Figuratively, to take the vigor or spirit from; mortify.
- Gelded; emasculated.
- In botany, deprived of the anthers; anantherous: applied to stamens or flowers.
- n. One who or that which has been castrated, gelded, or emasculated; a eunuch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.
- v. To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate.
- v. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
- n. a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
- v. remove the testicles of a male animal
- v. remove the ovaries of
- v. deprive of strength or vigor
- From Latin castrātus, past participle of castrō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin castrāre, castrāt-; see kes- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Further yet, he has astonishingly wondered aloud if she (Pelosi) would "castrate" House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.”
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“Italian "castrate" who said he provoked sexual pleasure by partially hanging himself.”
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