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castrate

 
Noun castrate has 1 sense
  1. eunuch, castrate - a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem"
    --1 is a kind of man, adult male
    Derived form: verb castrate3
Verb castrate has 4 senses
  1. emasculate, castrate - deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the law"
    --1 is one way to weaken
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
    --2 is one way to abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce
    Derived form: noun castration3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise - remove the testicles of a male animal
    --3 is one way to sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix
    Derived forms: noun castration1, noun castrate1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. alter, neuter, spay, castrate - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
    --4 is one way to sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix
    Derived forms: noun castration2, noun neutering1, noun neuter1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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