Adjective "castrated" definition and examples

(Castrated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kaˈstreɪt//ˈkastreɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Remove the testicles of (a male animal or man).
  1. 'Such an income would not only have benefited the castrato but, more importantly, the family that castrated him.'
  2. 'The mouse was also castrated, so that it would produce a higher level of the hormone that switches on sperm production.'
  3. 'We later found out that the song was about a woman who got revenge on a rapist by castrating him.'
  4. 'At birth, calves were identified with a numbered ear tag, they were weighed, sex was recorded, and male calves were castrated.'
  5. 'The best day, by far, was watching the vet castrate a colt, but for some strange reason, Peter doesn't like me to talk about that too explicitly.'
  6. 'Then at 18 she met a group of eunuchs - castrated men who dressed as women and sang and danced for a living.'
  7. 'Male calves were castrated either at birth, at time of initial vaccination, or at weaning.'
  8. 'Men, in particular, have abhorred the idea of castrating their dogs, as if it were some kind of crime against male dominance.'

noun

A man or male animal whose testicles have been removed.
  1. 'Regardless of their infamous local reputations, or perhaps to restore them, these castrates occasionally attempted to marry.'
  2. 'He demonstrated that atrazine is an endocrine disruptor that chemically castrates and feminizes male amphibians.'
  3. 'The castrates were, however, deadly serious in their pursuit of a paradise on earth, and Meek says he came across a history of them in a Parisian bookshop.'
  4. 'As will be shown below, the castrate, the non-man, played an important role in the ordinary figuring of masculinity and manhood in the Spanish village.'
  5. 'The seventy-year-old father, Matheo, personally warned the local priest that his son, Domingo, at the age of twenty-seven, was a castrate.'
  6. 'Pope Sixtus V unequivocally prohibited marriage to castrates in 1587 when he responded to the Spanish papal nuncio's question about several women in Madrid who had married eunuchs.'

More definitions

1. to remove the testes of; emasculate; geld.

2. to remove the ovaries of.

3. Psychology. to render impotent, literally or metaphorically, by psychological means, especially by threatening a person's masculinity or femininity.

4. to deprive of strength, power, or efficiency; weaken: Without those ten new submarines, our navy will be castrated. noun

5. a castrated person or animal.

More examples(as adjective)

"bulls can be castrated."

"stallions can be castrated."

"sons can be castrated."

"priests can be castrated."

"pigs can be castrated."

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Origin

(castrate)Mid 16th century (earlier ( Middle English) as castration): from Latin castrare.