Meaning of castrate
Pronunciation: (kas'trāt), [key]
— v., n. -trat•ed, -trat•ing,
- to remove the testes of; emasculate; geld.
- to remove the ovaries of.
- to render impotent, literally or metaphorically, by psychological means, esp. by threatening a person's masculinity or femininity.
- to deprive of strength, power, or efficiency; weaken: Without those ten new submarines, our navy will be castrated.
- a castrated person or animal.
- castrate (Thesaurus)