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castrate

 [kas´trāt]
1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the individual incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated individual.

cas·trate

(kas'trāt),
To remove the testicles or the ovaries.
[L. castro, pp. -atus, to deprive of generative power (male or female)]

castrate

/cas·trate/ (kas´trāt)
1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the individual incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated individual.

castrate

(kăs′trāt′)
tr.v. cas·trated, cas·trating, cas·trates
1. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
2. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
n.
An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.

cas′trat·er, cas′tra·tor n.
cas·tra′tion n.

castrate

verb To surgically remove the testes to make a human or animal male inconceivable.

cas·trate

(kas'trāt)
To remove the testicles or the ovaries.
[L. castro, pp. -atus, to deprive of generative power (male or female)]

castrate

1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated animal.
The strictly correct usage of the word is to apply it to animals of both sexes. Common usage is to restrict its use to the male.
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A small calf can be held by two people; one person holds the head and front legs and the other holds the hind legs so the calf cannot kick the person doing the castrating.
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He warned that those caught illegally castrating horses would be prosecuted for causing unnecessary suffering to animals.
The society is worried that amateurs who do not know what they are doing are castrating horses and the procedure is being carried out without painkillers.
Contrastingly, in other stories women are banished or subjected to physical abuse, to save their husbands from other men's castrating gazes: "the only refuge for women is a masochistic famtasu of love and honor for their beautiful, martyred flesh after death" (285).
In her view, the black males in Wilson's plays represent the "white supremacist capitalist patriarchy's phallocentric ideal" and are constantly defending their genitals from the castrating gaze of black women.
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