"castrates" in the noun sense
1. eunuch, castrate
a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
"eunuchs guarded the harem"
"castrates" in the verb sense
1. emasculate, castrate
deprive of strength or vigor
"The Senate emasculated the law"
2. bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
"bowdlerize a novel"
3. emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise
remove the testicles of a male animal
4. alter, neuter, spay, castrate
remove the ovaries of
"Is your cat spayed?"
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