castrate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkæs.tɹeɪt/
Noun

castrate (plural castrates)

  1. A castrated man; a eunuch.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      The castrate voice had a strange power not duplicated by soprano or countertenor.
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkæs.tɹeɪt/, /kæsˈtɹeɪt/
Verb

castrate (castrates, present participle castrating; past and past participle castrated)

  1. (transitive) To remove the testicles of an animal.
  2. (transitive) To remove the ovaries and/or uterus of an animal.
  3. (transitive, figurative) To take something from; to render imperfect or ineffectual.
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