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- To castrate.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 3, member 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.
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