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 for gelded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Geld \Geld\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gelded or Gelt (?); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Gelding.] [Icel. gelda to castrate; akin to Dan.
     gilde, Sw. g[aum]lla, and cf. AS. gilte a young sow, OHG.
     galt dry, not giving milk, G. gelt, Goth. gilpa siclke.]
     1. To castrate; to emasculate.
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     2. To deprive of anything essential.
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              Bereft and gelded of his patrimony.   --Shak.
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     3. To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book,
        or a story; to expurgate. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gelded
      adj 1: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut
             horse" [syn: cut, emasculated, gelded]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "gelded":
     acarpous, arid, barren, castrated, celibate, childless,
     debilitated, demasculinized, desert, desolate, devitalized,
     drained, dried-up, dry, effeminized, emasculate, emasculated,
     enervated, eunuchized, exhausted, fallow, fruitless, gaunt,
     impotent, ineffectual, infecund, infertile, issueless, jejune,
     leached, lustless, marrowless, menopausal, nerveless, nonfertile,
     nonproducing, nonproductive, nonprolific, pithless, sine prole,
     sinewless, sterile, sucked dry, teemless, uncultivated, unfertile,
     unfruitful, unmanned, unnerved, unplowed, unproductive, unprolific,
     unsexed, unsown, untilled, virgin, waste, wasted, without issue
  
  

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