castrate

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kæˈstreɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkæstreɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kastrāt)

Inflections of 'castrate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
castrates
v 3rd person singular
castrating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
castrated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
castrated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cas•trate /ˈkæstreɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -trat•ed, -trat•ing. 
  1. Surgeryto remove the testes of; emasculate:The veterinarian castrated the two bulls.
  2. to weaken;
    remove the strength of:The budget cuts only serve to castrate any future projects.
cas•tra•tion /kæˈstreɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]punishes rapists with castration.[countable]The doctor had finished the castrations on the herd by midday.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cas•trate  (kastrāt),USA pronunciation v.,  -trat•ed, -trat•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. Surgeryto remove the testes of;
    emasculate;
    geld.
  2. Surgeryto remove the ovaries of.
  3. Psychologyto 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.

n. 
  1. Surgerya castrated person or animal.
cas•tration, n. 
castra•tor, n. 
  • Latin castrātus past participle of castrāre to geld, equivalent. to castr- geld + -ātus -ate1
  • 1605–15

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
castrate /kæˈstreɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to remove the testicles of; emasculate; geld
  2. to deprive of vigour, masculinity, etc
  3. to remove the ovaries of; spay
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin castrāre to emasculate, geld

casˈtration n
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