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Definition of the noun castrate

What does castrate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: castrates

  1. a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of castrate: eunuch
    • more generic terms: adult male / man = an adult person who is male

Definition of the verb castrate

What does castrate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: castrated | castrating | castrates

  1. deprive of strength or vigor
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of castrate: emasculate
    • more generic word: weaken = lessen the strength of
  2. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  3. remove the testicles of a male animal
  4. remove the ovaries of

Alternative definition of the verb castrate


  1. [transitive] To remove the testicles of.
  2. [transitive] To remove the ovaries of.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for castrate

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Google previewWomen of Babylon (2013)

Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia by Zainab Bahrani

Castrate is a term that was applied to both humans and ...

Google previewToto notus in orbe (1998)

Perspektiven der Martial-Interpretation by Farouk Grewing

To castrate is a foul thing. Therefore, the reference to a gelded Priapus,7 than which nothing is more foul (turpius, line 15), is fitting, on two levels: as a metaphor for epigram and to emphasize castration as a 'bad' thing. Indeed, the mentula ...

Google previewThe Sadeian Woman (2015)

An Exercise in Cultural History by Angela Carter

In the terms of a theory of sexuality that denies any significance to reproduction, such as Sade's, the castrate is the human norm. If Eugénie, a typically Freudian girl, suffers a typically Freudian penis-envy, then it is amply compensated for by ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Castrate, a narrower term than stick sterilize, means to deprive of the testes, the male reproductive glands. It is used of both human beings and animals and usually implies a surgical procedure and a loss of libido as well as of procreative ...

Google previewStandard Croatian-English and English-Croatian dictionary (1917)

by Francis Aloysius Bogadek

to castrate ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 2: Geography by Richard Pillsbury

mark [= castrate], and shinny [= moonshine]. 3C. Piney Woods/Coastal: hog(s)headcheese, mosquito ...

Google previewA Galic And English Dictionary (1780)

Containing All the Words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that Could be Collected from the Voice, and Old Books and MSS. By the Rev. William Shaw, A. M.

To castrate, A loss, Cailleam. Cailliog. Cailtean, cailteanach. An eunuch.

Google previewA dictionary of the Burman language, with explanations in English (1826)

Compiled from the manuscripts of A. Judson, D.D. and of other missionaries in Burmah by Adoniram Judson, J Wade

to geld, castrate, oo<S « co£8. sogsoS, v. to be obstinate, not to receive instruction or reproof. oo, (1) v. to meet, come together, ...

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Quotes about castrate

Take egotism out and you would castrate the benefactors. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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Scrabble value of C3A1S1T1R1A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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