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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CASTRATE

He hired the police to castrate the stranger, which was done in the jail.

It will be easiest to castrate the kids be89tween the age of two and four weeks.

Hence it was not uncommon in Italy to castrate boys in order to fit them for soprano singers when adults.

I wish the British would catch and castrate every one of them, so that they may be old women in reality.

We sent them happy thoughts in dreams, inspired them to tame the horse, to castrate the bull, to teach the dog to guard the sheep.

The Holodias will not rear male calves at their houses, and do not castrate their bulls.

They will not castrate cattle even through their servants, but sell the young bulls and buy oxen.

The Holodia section of the Tellis will not rear male calves, and do not castrate their bulls.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s (implied in castrated), back-formation from castration (q.v.), or from Latin castratus, past participle of castrare. The figurative sense is attested earlier (1550s). Related: Castrating.

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