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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin castrātus, past participle of castrō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

Etymology 2Edit

From the past participle stem of Latin castrāre.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈka.stɹeɪt/, /kaˈstɹeɪt/

VerbEdit

castrate ‎(third-person singular simple present castrates, present participle castrating, simple past and past participle castrated)

  1. (transitive) To remove the testicles of.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (transitive) To remove the ovaries of.
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SynonymsEdit
  • emasculate
  • geld (used only of animals, especially horses)
  • spay f / neuter (used only of animals, especially pets)
  • sterilize (used for all species and for both genders)
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LatinEdit

NounEdit

castrāte

  1. vocative singular of castrātus