Synonyms for (noun) castrate

Synonyms: eunuch, castrate

Definition: a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction

Usage: eunuchs guarded the harem

Similar words: man, adult male

Definition: an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

Usage: there were two women and six men on the bus

Synonyms for (verb) castrate

Synonyms: castrate, alter, spay, neuter

Definition: remove the ovaries of

Usage: Is your cat spayed?

Similar words: unsex, fix, sterilise, sterilize, desex, desexualise, desexualize

Definition: make infertile

Usage: in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized


Synonyms: demasculinise, demasculinize, castrate, emasculate

Definition: remove the testicles of a male animal

Similar words: unsex, fix, sterilise, sterilize, desex, desexualise, desexualize

Definition: make infertile

Usage: in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized


Synonyms: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, shorten, expurgate

Definition: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

Usage: bowdlerize a novel

Similar words: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten

Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Usage: The manuscript must be shortened


Synonyms: emasculate, castrate

Definition: deprive of strength or vigor

Usage: The Senate emasculated the law

Similar words: weaken

Definition: lessen the strength of

Usage: The fever weakened his body