Definition of castrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

castrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kæˈstreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæstreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they castrate
BrE BrE//kæˈstreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæstreɪt//
 
he / she / it castrates
BrE BrE//kæˈstreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæstreɪts//
 
past simple castrated
BrE BrE//kæˈstreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæstreɪtɪd//
 
past participle castrated
BrE BrE//kæˈstreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæstreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form castrating
BrE BrE//kæˈstreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæstreɪtɪŋ//
 
Animal farming
 
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castrate something/somebody to remove the testicles of a male animal or person See related entries: Animal farming Word Origin mid 16th cent. (earlier (Middle English) as castration): from Latin castrare.
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