Castrate Cas"trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Castrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Castrating}.] [L. castrarus, p; p. of castrare to castrate, asin to Skr. [,c]astra knife.] 1. To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate. [1913 Webster]

My . . . correspondent . . . has sent me the following letter, which I have castrated in some places. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • castrated — adj. deprived of reproductive organs or sexual attributes. Syn: altered, neutered, unsexed, fixed. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castrated — A weaker version of the real thing. I need to sleep later so give me a cup of the castrated coffee …   Dictionary of american slang

  • castrated — un·castrated; …   English syllables

  • castrated — adjective Having had the reproductive organs removed (testicles in males, ovaries in females) …   Wiktionary

  • castrated — Synonyms and related words: asexual, bad, butchered, cold, crippled, cut short, debilitated, demasculinized, devitalized, disabled, docked, effeminized, emasculate, emasculated, enervated, eunuchized, frigid, frustrated, game, garbled, gelded,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • castrated — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. emasculated, emasculate, desexed, crippled, unmanned, impotent, devitalized, weakened, effeminate, neutered, altered, fixed*; see also disabled , hurt , mutilated …   English dictionary for students

  • castrated — cas·trate || kæ streɪt v. emasculate, sterilize, remove the male glands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • castrated — adjective deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes • Syn: ↑unsexed • Ant: ↑uncastrated • Similar to: ↑altered, ↑neutered, ↑cut, ↑emasculated, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Castrated edition — Сокращённое издание …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • castrated animal — An animal that has had its testicles removed …   Combined glossary of agriculture

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