Castrate 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate. [1913 Webster]

My . . . correspondent . . . has sent me the following letter, which I have castrated in some places. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

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