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Noun: castration  kas'trey-shun
  1. Neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
    - emasculation
  2. 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. The deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
    - expurgation

Derived forms: castrations

Type of: altering, deletion, fixing, neutering, op, operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Castration