tr.v. cas·trat·ed, cas·trat·ing, cas·trates
1. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
2. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
3. To deprive of virility or spirit; emasculate.
An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.
[Latin castrāre, castrāt-; see kes- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
castrat·er, castra·tor n.
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