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CASTRATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does castrate mean? 

CASTRATE (noun)
  The noun CASTRATE has 1 sense:

1. a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction

  Familiarity information: CASTRATE used as a noun is very rare.


CASTRATE (verb)
  The verb CASTRATE has 4 senses:

1. deprive of strength or vigor
2. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
3. remove the testicles of a male animal
4. remove the ovaries of

  Familiarity information: CASTRATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CASTRATE (noun)


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Meaning:

A man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

castrate; eunuch

Context example:

eunuchs guarded the harem

Hypernyms ("castrate" is a kind of...):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))


CASTRATE (verb)


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Meaning:

Deprive of strength or vigor

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

castrate; emasculate

Context example:

The Senate emasculated the law

Hypernyms (to "castrate" is one way to...):

weaken (lessen the strength of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2castrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

bowdlerise; bowdlerize; expurgate; castrate; shorten

Context example:

bowdlerize a novel

Hypernyms (to "castrate" is one way to...):

abbreviate; abridge; contract; cut; foreshorten; reduce; shorten (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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Meaning:

Remove the testicles of a male animal

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

demasculinize; demasculinise; emasculate; castrate

Hypernyms (to "castrate" is one way to...):

desex; desexualise; desexualize; fix; sterilise; sterilize; unsex (make infertile)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "castrate"):

caponise; caponize (convert a cock into a capon)

cut; geld (cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4castrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove the ovaries of

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

neuter; spay; castrate; alter

Context example:

Is your cat spayed?

Hypernyms (to "castrate" is one way to...):

desex; desexualise; desexualize; fix; sterilise; sterilize; unsex (make infertile)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "castrate"):

defeminise; defeminize (remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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