Definition of Castration

1. Noun. Neutering a male animal by removing the testicles.

Exact synonyms: Emasculation
Generic synonyms: Altering, Fixing, Neutering
Derivative terms: Castrate, Emasculate

2. 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"

3. Noun. The deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work.
Exact synonyms: Expurgation
Generic synonyms: Deletion
Specialized synonyms: Bowdlerisation, Bowdlerization
Derivative terms: Castrate, Expurgate

Definition of Castration

1. n. The act of castrating.

Definition of Castration

1. Noun. The act of removing the testicles. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Any act that removes power from a person (particularly a man) or entity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Castration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Castration

1. The removal of the gonads or their destruction as by radiation or parasites. Origin: L. Castratio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castration

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Literary usage of Castration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1899)
"NOTES ON THE castration OF IDIOT CHILDREN. By EVERETT FLOOD, MD, Supt. ... A large mortality has followed the operation of castration in the aged for ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"... (These de Bordeaux, 1907) states that the uterine hemorrhages that follow bilateral castration do not resemble menstruation, either in periodicity, ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The nosology of human diseases is unsatisfactory enough, but compared with veterinary systems of classification it is well nigh perfect. THE castration OF ..."

4. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"that enlarged prostates in the dog are materially reduced by castration. ... castration of the Dog.—The operation can be performed at almost any age, ..."

5. Text-book of operative surgery by Theodor Kocher (1903)
"castration. A transverse incision is carried downwards and inwards over the inguinal canal a finger-breadth above and parallel to the inner half of ..."

6. A Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence by Francis Wharton, Moreton Stillé (1860)
"castration.—If one testis only be lost, whether by accident, disease, or extirpation, ... For how long a time, then, after castration, can the faculty of ..."

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