castration

Definitions of castration
  1. noun
    surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)
    “bilateral castration results in sterilization”
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    type of:
    operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
    a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
  2. noun
    neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
    synonyms: emasculation
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    type of:
    altering, fixing, neutering
    the sterilization of an animal
  3. noun
    the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
    synonyms: expurgation
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    types:
    bowdlerisation, bowdlerization
    the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent
    type of:
    deletion
    the act of deleting something written or printed
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