bowdlerise vs castrate what difference

what is difference between bowdlerise and castrate

English

Etymology

Bowdler +‎ -ise

Verb

bowdlerise (third-person singular simple present bowdlerises, present participle bowdlerising, simple past and past participle bowdlerised)

  1. Alternative form of bowdlerize


English

Etymology 1

From Latin castrātus, past participle of castrō.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæs.tɹeɪt/

Noun

castrate (plural castrates)

  1. A castrated man; a eunuch.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      The castrate voice had a strange power not duplicated by soprano or countertenor.

Etymology 2

From the past participle stem of Latin castrāre.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæs.tɹeɪt/, /kæsˈtɹeɪt/

Verb

castrate (third-person singular simple present castrates, present participle castrating, simple past and past participle castrated)

  1. (transitive) To remove the testicles of an animal.
  2. (transitive) To remove the ovaries and/or uterus of an animal.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To take something from; to render imperfect or ineffectual.
Synonyms
  • geld (used only of animals, especially horses)
  • spay f / neuter (used only of animals, especially pets)
  • sterilize (used for all species and for both genders)
Hyponyms
  • emasculate
Derived terms
Translations

Anagrams

  • rascetta, tea carts, teacarts, tear-cats

Italian

Verb

castrate

  1. inflection of castrare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of castrato

Anagrams

  • crestata, scartate, scattare, scatterà, trescata

Latin

Noun

castrāte

  1. vocative singular of castrātus

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