castreren

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From Latin castrare (perhaps via cognate German kastrieren)

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castreren (past singular castreerde, past participle gecastreerd)

  1. (literally) To castrate, neuter (remove the testicles of)
  2. (by extension) To remove the female genitals, or even a plant's stamen
  3. (figuratively) To emasculate, reduce to a lesser, weaker state ('less balls')
  4. (figuratively) To censure (a text), remove 'saucy' passages
  5. (reflexive, figuratively) To mutilate oneself, physically or otherwise

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