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Castrate vs. Sterilize

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Castratenoun

A castrated man; a eunuch.

Sterilizeverb

To deprive of the ability to procreate.

Castrateverb

(transitive) To remove the testicles of an animal.

Sterilizeverb

To make unable to produce; to make unprofitable.

Castrateverb

(transitive) To remove the ovaries and/or uterus of an animal.

Sterilizeverb

(biology) To kill, deactivate (denature), or destroy (break apart) all living, viable microorganisms and spores on a surface, in a fluid, or contained in a compound, such as culture media or a medical product.

Castrateverb

To take something from; to render imperfect or ineffectual.

Sterilizeverb

To make sterile or unproductive; to impoverish, as land; to exhaust of fertility.

Castrateverb

To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.

Sterilizeverb

To deprive of the power of reproducing; to render incapable of germination or fecundation; to make sterile.

Castrateverb

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

‘My . . . correspondent . . . has sent me the following letter, which I have castrated in some places.’;

Sterilizeverb

To destroy all spores or germs in (an organic fluid or mixture) or on (a medical instrument), as by heat, so as to prevent contamination by bacteria or other organisms. A common method of sterilization in laboratories and medical facilities is to heat a liquid sample or an instrument in an autoclave.

Castratenoun

a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction;

‘eunuchs guarded the harem’;

Sterilizeverb

To destroy all spores or germs on (a surface) by wetting with an antiseptic liquid, such as an alcoholic solution.

Castrateverb

deprive of strength or vigor;

‘The Senate emasculated the law’;

Sterilizeverb

make free from bacteria

Castrateverb

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate;

‘bowdlerize a novel’;

Sterilizeverb

make infertile;

‘in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized’;

Castrateverb

remove the testicles of a male animal

Sterilizeverb

make (something) free from bacteria or other living microorganisms

‘babies' feeding equipment can be cleaned and sterilized’;

Castrateverb

remove the ovaries of;

‘Is your cat spayed?’;

Sterilizeverb

deprive (a person or animal) of the ability to produce offspring, typically by removing or blocking the sex organs

‘she fell pregnant despite having been sterilized’;

Castrateverb

remove the testicles of (a male animal or man).

Sterilizeverb

make (land or water) unable to produce crops or support life

‘a Scandinavian lake has been sterilized by rain made acid’;

Castrateverb

deprive of power, vitality, or vigour

‘a restrictive classicism would have castrated England's literature’;

Castratenoun

a man or male animal whose testicles have been removed

‘young human castrates, or eunuchs’;

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