- Inflections of 'castrate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
- v 3rd person singular
- v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
- 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. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cas•tra•tion /kæˈstreɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]punishes rapists with castration.[countable]The doctor had finished the castrations on the herd by midday.
- Surgeryto remove the testes of; emasculate:The veterinarian castrated the two bulls.
- to weaken;
remove the strength of:The budget cuts only serve to castrate any future projects.
(kas′trāt),USA pronunciation v., -trat•ed, -trat•ing, n. v.t.
- Surgeryto remove the testes of;
- Surgeryto remove the ovaries of.
- Psychologyto render impotent, literally or metaphorically, by psychological means, esp. 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.
- Surgerya castrated person or animal.
- Latin castrātus past participle of castrāre to geld, equivalent. to castr- geld + -ātus -ate1
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castrate /kæˈstreɪt/ vb (transitive)
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin castrāre to emasculate, geldcasˈtration n
- to remove the testicles of; emasculate; geld
- to deprive of vigour, masculinity, etc
- to remove the ovaries of; spay
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