1Castrate (a male animal).
- Mules and hinnies are virtually always sterile, but male mules should be gelded to keep them tractable.
- No fillies were in the sale, and unless a horse has a top stallion pedigree, the Jockey Club gelds the horses before they go through the sale.
- This horse is gelded, and will leave us all in peace.
1.1Deprive of vitality or vigour: the English version of the book has been gelded
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- Unfortunately, I found the obvious talents of him and the director to have been gelded along the way and prevented from reaching the level of punch and impact that I think could have otherwise been delivered.
Middle English: from Old Norse gelda, from geldr 'barren'.
Words that rhyme with geldbeheld, eld, held, meld, self-propelled, upheld, weld, withheld
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