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Definition 1: a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction - [noun denoting person]

Samples where castrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • eunuchs guarded the harem

Synonyms for castrate in the sense of this definition

(castrate is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Definition 2: remove the testicles of a male animal - [verb of body]

Synonyms for castrate in the sense of this definition

(castrate is a kind of ...) make infertile

"in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

(... is a kind of castrate ) convert a cock into a capon

(... is a kind of castrate ) cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)

"the vet gelded the young horse"

Definition 3: remove the ovaries of - [verb of body]

Samples where castrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Is your cat spayed?

Synonyms for castrate in the sense of this definition

(castrate is a kind of ...) make infertile

"in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

(... is a kind of castrate ) remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats)

Definition 4: deprive of strength or vigor - [verb of change]

Samples where castrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Senate emasculated the law

Synonyms for castrate in the sense of this definition

(castrate is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

Definition 5: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate - [verb of change]

Samples where castrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bowdlerize a novel

Synonyms for castrate in the sense of this definition

(castrate is a kind of ...) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

"The manuscript must be shortened"

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