Definition of castrate in English:
1Remove the testicles of (a male animal or man).
- Male calves were castrated either at birth, at time of initial vaccination, or at weaning.
- At birth, calves were identified with a numbered ear tag, they were weighed, sex was recorded, and male calves were castrated.
- Nine cats were castrated males; three cats were females: two of them were spayed.
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A man or male animal whose testicles have been removed: young human castrates, or eunuchs
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- Historians interested in the development of musical castrati in Europe often point to Islamic Spain as the source of early castrates and the medieval practice of castration.
- Agueda Yzquierdo, for instance, could recall the castration of Juan de Aleson, the full castrate who later married Maria de Legaria.
- 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.
mid 16th century (earlier ( Middle English) as castration): from Latin castrare.
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- The intensity of violence, visual and textual (reports of castrations, descriptions of shrieks and the butchering of corpses), makes the events mind-numbing.
- As a part of clinical treatment, chemical castration is a preventive measure designed to physically reduce the offender's sexual drive.
- Several musicologists have argued that hernia operations in the early modern period were often pretexts for castration.
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- Although their roles as parasitic castrators has been documented, relatively little is known about the biology of ciliate parasites in mayflies.
- Indeed, some parasites are castrators, completely destroying the host's reproductive machinery.
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