from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
- transitive v. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
- transitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove the testicles of.
- v. To remove the ovaries of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.
- transitive v. To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Latin castrāre, castrāt-; see kes- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin castrātus, past participle of castrō. (Wiktionary)