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Definition of the noun castrate
What does castrate mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: castrates
- a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
Definition of the verb castrate
What does castrate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: castrated | castrating | castrates
- deprive of strength or vigor
- edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
- remove the testicles of a male animal
- lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
- synonyms of castrate: demasculinise / demasculinize / emasculate
- more generic words: desex / desexualise / desexualize / fix / sterilise / sterilize / unsex = make infertile
- more specific words:
- remove the ovaries of
Alternative definition of the verb castrate
- [transitive] To remove the testicles of.
- synonym: emasculate
- [transitive] To remove the ovaries of.
- synonym: geld [used only of animals]
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for castrate
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Women of Babylon (2013)
Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia by Zainab Bahrani
Castrate is a term that was applied to both humans and ...
The Sadeian Woman (2015)
An Exercise in Cultural History by Angela Carter
In the terms of a theory of sexuality that denies any significance to reproduction, such as Sade's, the castrate is the human norm. If Eugénie, a typically Freudian girl, suffers a typically Freudian penisenvy, then it is amply compensated for by the ...
Toto notus in orbe (1998)
Perspektiven der Martial-Interpretation by Farouk Grewing
To castrate is a foul thing. Therefore, the reference to a gelded Priapus,7 than which nothing is more foul (turpius, line 15), is fitting, on two levels: as a metaphor for epigram and to emphasize castration as a 'bad' thing. Indeed, the mentula ...
A New Universal English Dictionary: or, a Compleat treasure of the English language, etc. [With plates.] (1759)
by William RIDER (A.B., of Jesus College, Oxford.)
Castrate is the term now used in the last fenfe. GEL'DER, S. one who performs the act of castrating. GEL'DER ROSE, S. (perhaps fo called from its coming from Guelderland) in botany, a species of the viburnum, and a variety of the marsh elder ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
remove, shed, slough cast-offs debris, flotsam, refuse Castor and Pollux Gemini cast out abort, banish, eject, evict, exorcise, expel, seclude castrate asexualise, debilitate, emasculate, expurgate, geld, impoverish, neuter, purge, spay, unman, ...
A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words by Merriam-Webster, Inc
Castrate, a narrower term than stick sterilize, means to deprive of the testes, the male reproductive glands. It is used of both human beings and animals and usually implies a surgical procedure and a loss of libido as well as of procreative ...
by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines
In a single tidepool, parasitic barnacles may castrate hermit crabs and shore crabs, trematode worms may castrate periwinkles, and parasitic isopods may castrate acorn ...
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The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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