to remove the testes of; emasculate; geld.
to remove the ovaries of.
Psychology. to render impotent, literally or metaphorically, by psychological means, especially by threatening a person’s masculinity or femininity.
to deprive of strength, power, or efficiency; weaken:
Without those ten new submarines, our navy will be castrated.
a castrated person or animal.
“If they want to castrate them, that’s fine,” says Debbie Savoie, vice president of the Massachusetts group Community Voices.
The Case for Castration Tim Murphy March 25, 2009
In fact, the estrogen that they employed did worse than castrate the subject—it could act as a cerebral depressant.
The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero Clive Irving November 28, 2014
And it seemed like Nic was trying to emasculate and castrate this supposedly clichéd action hero.
Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More Marlow Stern July 16, 2013
Hence it was not uncommon in Italy to castrate boys in order to fit them for soprano singers when adults.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various
He hired the police to castrate the stranger, which was done in the jail.
Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens
It will be easiest to castrate the kids be89tween the age of two and four weeks.
Practical Angora Goat Raising C. P. Bailey
We sent them happy thoughts in dreams, inspired them to tame the horse, to castrate the bull, to teach the dog to guard the sheep.
The Revolt of the Angels Anatole France
The Holodias will not rear male calves at their houses, and do not castrate their bulls.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
They will not castrate cattle even through their servants, but sell the young bulls and buy oxen.
The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India R. V. Russell
I wish the British would catch and castrate every one of them, so that they may be old women in reality.
With Steyn and De Wet Philip Pienaar
to remove the testicles of; emasculate; geld
to deprive of vigour, masculinity, etc
to remove the ovaries of; spay
to expurgate or censor (a book, play, etc)
1610s (implied in castrated), back-formation from castration (q.v.), or from Latin castratus, past participle of castrare. The figurative sense is attested earlier (1550s). Related: Castrating.
castrate cas·trate (kās’trāt’)
v. cas·trat·ed, cas·trat·ing, cas·trates
To remove the testicles of a male; emasculate.
To remove the ovaries of a female; spay.
- Sheep’s eyes
shy, amorous, lovesick glances (usually preceded by make or cast): making sheep’s eyes at the new girl in class. plural noun (old-fashioned) amorous or inviting glances
any of various steels cast in molds to form objects. Historical Examples The gripping jaws are fitted with cast-steel faces, hardened. Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose They are of cast-steel, and combine great strength and lightness. Farm drainage Henry Flagg French The cast-steel segmental cutting edge was attached to the front […]
a concrete with a fine aggregate, used to imitate natural stone. noun (building trades) a building component, such as a block or lintel, made from cast concrete with a facing that resembles natural stone
- Cast thy bread upon the waters
cast thy bread upon the waters An expression from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament: “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” Note: This saying calls on people to believe that their good deeds will ultimately benefit them.