For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for castrati?
Header of castrate


The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb castrate:

Video footage: CORNVILLE, AZ - APRIL 23: Cowhands castrate a calf on April 23, 2011 in Cornville, AZ
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun castrate

What does castrate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: castrates

  1. a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of castrate: eunuch
    • more generic terms: adult male / man = an adult person who is male

Definition of the verb castrate

What does castrate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: castrated | castrating | castrates

  1. deprive of strength or vigor
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of castrate: emasculate
    • more generic word: weaken = lessen the strength of
  2. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  3. remove the testicles of a male animal
  4. remove the ovaries of

Alternative definition of the verb castrate


  1. [transitive] To remove the testicles of.
  2. [transitive] To remove the ovaries of.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for castrate

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewWomen of Babylon (2013)

Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia by Zainab Bahrani

Castrate is a term that was applied to both humans and ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewToto 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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

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, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

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 ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for castrate

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about castrate

Click on an item to view that photo:


If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Handwritten graffiti Let's Castrate All Macho Men sprayed on wall, anarchist aesthetics. Appeal to against masculinism, violence against women and rapes More...

Quotes about castrate

Take egotism out and you would castrate the benefactors. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
more quotes about castrate...

Scrabble value of C3A1S1T1R1A1T1E1

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.

Anagrams of CASTRATE

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of castrate!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of castrate to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary