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English noun: castrate

1. castrate (person) a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction


SamplesEunuchs guarded the harem.


Synonymseunuch


Broader (hypernym)adult male, man


English verb: castrate

1. castrate (change) deprive of strength or vigor


SamplesThe Senate emasculated the law.


Synonymsemasculate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken

2. castrate (change) edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate


SamplesBowdlerize a novel.


Synonymsbowdlerise, bowdlerize, expurgate, shorten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

3. castrate (body) remove the testicles of a male animal


Synonymsdemasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)desex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, sterilize, unsex


Narrower (hyponym)caponise, caponize, cut, geld

4. castrate (body) remove the ovaries of


SamplesIs your cat spayed?.


Synonymsalter, neuter, spay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)desex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, sterilize, unsex


Narrower (hyponym)defeminise, defeminize









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