Pronunciation: (kas'trāt), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/castrate.html on line 75 [key]
—v., -trat•ed, -trat•ing,
1. to remove the testes of; emasculate; geld.
2. to remove the ovaries of.
3. Psychol.to render impotent, literally or metaphorically, by psychological means, esp. by threatening a person's masculinity or femininity.
4. to deprive of strength, power, or efficiency; weaken: Without those ten new submarines, our navy will be castrated.
a castrated person or animal.
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