- To castrate.
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, II.3.2:
- Some philosophers and divines have evirated themselves, and put out their eyes voluntarily, the better to contemplate.
- 1846, Walter Savage Landor, J. Forster (editor), The works of Walter Savage Landor,
- The pope offered a hundred marks in Latin to who should eviscerate or evirate him (poisons very potent, whereat the Italians are handy), so apostolic and desperate a doctor is Dr. Glaston, — so acute in his quiddities, and so resolute in his bearing!
- To render weak or unmanly.