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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geld  \Geld\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gelded}  or  Gelt  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Gelding}.]  [Icel.  gelda  to  castrate;  akin  to  Dan. 
  gilde,  Sw  g["a]lla,  and  cf  AS  gilte  a  young  sow,  OHG.  galt 
  dry,  not  giving  milk,  G.  gelt,  Goth.  gilpa  siclke.] 
  1.  To  castrate;  to  emasculate. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  anything  essential. 
 
  Bereft  and  gelded  of  his  patrimony.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  deprive  of  anything  exceptionable;  as  to  geld  a  book, 
  or  a  story;  to  expurgate.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gelded 
  adj  :  (of  a  male  animal)  having  the  testicles  removed;  "a  cut 
  horse"  [syn:  {cut},  {emasculated}] 




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