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[n] a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem"
[v] remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
[v] remove the testicles of a male animal
[v] edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
[v] deprive of strength or vigor; "The Senate emasculated the law"

Misc. Definitions

\Cas"trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Castrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Castrating}.] [L. castrarus, p; p. of castrare to castrate, asin to Skr. [,c]astra knife.]
1. To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.
2. To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate. My . . . correspondent . . . has sent me the following letter, which I have castrated in some places. --Spectator.

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