castrate:1. In males, to remove the testicles.
Synonyms: de-ball ; de-nut ; desex ; evirate .
2. In females, to remove the ovaries.
3. To deprive of spirit or virility ; to render impotent , especially by psychological means.
Synonyms: alter; asexualize; caponize; change; cut ; deprive of virility ; desexualize; emasculate ; eunuchize; fix; geld; mutilate; neuter; spay; sterilize; unsex.
(2) Cardinal Richelieu (Tim Curry) and Milady de Winter (Rebecca De Mornay) who is twisting a dagger into his groin in The Three Musketeers (1993):
-- Cardical: ' Milady, a snap of my fingers and you could be back on-the-block where I found you .'
-- De Winter: ' And with a flick of my wrist I could change your religion .'
See Also: Abélard, altered, ball wracker, ball-breaker, ball-buster, ball-busting, bob-tail, bobtail, capon, castrato, Christine Jorgensen, cut, de-ball, de-nut, desex, emasculate, eunuch, evirate, Jorgensen, nut-cruncher, spintra, vagina dentata
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