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Castration   /kˌæstrˈeɪʃən/   Listen

Neutering a male animal by removing the testicles.  Synonym: emasculation.
Surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men).
The deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work.  Synonym: expurgation.

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"Castration" Quotes from Famous Books

... inflammatory action involving organs covered by the peritoneum. Peritonitis is often caused by injuries, as punctured wounds of the abdomen, severe blows or kicks, or, as is still more common, following the operation of castration. It follows strangulated hernia, invagination, or rupture of the stomach, intestines, liver, ...
— Special Report on Diseases of the Horse • United States Department of Agriculture

... the bearer of official letters and messages sent to the village. The special Chamar on whom these duties are imposed usually receives a plot of land rent-free from the village proprietor. Another of the functions of the Chamar is the castration of the young bullocks, which task the cultivators will not do for themselves. His method is most primitive, the scrotum being held in a cleft bamboo or a pair of iron pincers, while the testicles are bruised ...
— The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume II • R. V. Russell

Words linked to "Castration" :   neutering, surgical process, surgical operation, deletion, altering, surgical procedure, operation, bowdlerization, castrate, bowdlerisation, surgery, fixing

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