Synonyms: de-ball; de-nut; desex; evirate.
2. In females, to remove the ovaries.
3. To deprive of spirit or virility; to render impotent, especially by psychological means.
Synonyms: alter; asexualize; caponize; change; cut; deprive of virility; desexualize; emasculate; eunuchize; fix; geld; mutilate; neuter; spay; sterilize; unsex.
(1) Keogh (Michael Caine) threatening to shoot a bad in the balls in The Wilby Conspiracy (1974): ' Do you want to make your next statement in soprano? '
(2) Cardinal Richelieu (Tim Curry) and Milady de Winter (Rebecca De Mornay) who is twisting a dagger into his groin in The Three Musketeers (1993):
-- Cardical: ' Milady, a snap of my fingers and you could be back on the block where I found you.'
-- De Winter: ' And with a flick of my wrist I could change your religion.'
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