The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for castrate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  neuter \neu"ter\, v. t.
     To render incapable of sexual reproduction; to remove or
     alter the sexual organs so as to make infertile; to alter; to
     fix; to desex; -- in male animals, to castrate; in female
     animals, to spay.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Castrate \Cas"trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Castrated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Castrating.] [L. castrarus, p; p. of castrare to
     castrate, asin to Skr. [,c]astra knife.]
     1. To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or
        objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to
        [1913 Webster]
              My . . . correspondent . . . has sent me the
              following letter, which I have castrated in some
              places.                               --Spectator.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a man who has been castrated and is incapable of
           reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem" [syn: eunuch,
      v 1: deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the
           law" [syn: emasculate, castrate]
      2: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate;
         "bowdlerize a novel" [syn: bowdlerize, bowdlerise,
         expurgate, castrate, shorten]
      3: remove the testicles of a male animal [syn: emasculate,
         castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise]
      4: remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?" [syn: alter,
         neuter, spay, castrate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "castrate":
     alter, beat down, bleed, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, change,
     clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, cripple, daunt, demasculinize,
     desex, desexualize, despotize, devitalize, disable, domineer,
     domineer over, drain, effeminate, effeminatize, effeminize,
     emasculate, empty, enervate, enslave, etiolate, eunuchize, exhaust,
     fix, geld, grind, grind down, hamstring, henpeck, hobble,
     incapacitate, intimidate, keep down, keep under, lame,
     lord it over, maim, mutilate, neuter, oppress, overawe, overbear,
     overmaster, override, press heavy on, repress, ride over,
     ride roughshod over, sissify, soften, spay, sterilize, subjugate,
     suppress, terrorize, trample down, trample upon, tread down,
     tread upon, tyrannize, tyrannize over, unman, unnerve, unsex,
     unstring, walk all over, walk over, weigh heavy on, wing,

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229