Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun castrate

1 sense of castrate

Sense 1
eunuch, castrate -- (a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem")
       => man, adult male -- (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb castrate

4 senses of castrate

Sense 1
emasculate, castrate -- (deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the law")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 2
bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten -- (edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel")
       => abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")

Sense 3
emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise -- (remove the testicles of a male animal)
       => sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix -- (make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized")

Sense 4
alter, neuter, spay, castrate -- (remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?")
       => sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix -- (make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized")

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