castrate

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin castrātus, past participle of castrō.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæs.tɹeɪt/
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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): /ˈkæs.tɹeɪt/, /kæsˈtɹeɪt/

VerbEdit

castrate (third-person singular simple present castrates, present participle castrating, simple 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, figuratively) To take something from; to render imperfect or ineffectual.
SynonymsEdit
  • 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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ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

castrate

  1. inflection of castrare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

castrate f pl

  1. feminine plural of castrato

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

castrāte

  1. vocative singular of castrātus