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Princeton's WordNet

  1. castration, emasculation(noun)

    neutering a male animal by removing the testicles

  2. castration(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. expurgation, castration(noun)

    the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work


  1. castration(Noun)

    The act of removing the testicles.

  2. castration(Noun)

    Any act that removes power from a person (particularly a man) or entity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Castration(noun)

    the act of castrating

  2. Origin: [L. castratio; cf. F. castration.]


  1. Castration

    Castration is any action, surgical, chemical or otherwise, by which a biological male loses use of the testes. This causes sterilization, i.e. prevents them from reproducing; it also greatly reduces the production of certain hormones, such as testosterone. The term "castration" is sometimes also used to refer to the removal of the ovaries in the female, otherwise known as an oophorectomy or, in animals, spaying. The estrogen that the females produce becomes obsolete with this surgical procedure. The procedure may be purposely performed on humans variously as a punishment, or to decrease the libido of sex offenders. In animals, castration is intended for favouring a given desired development of the animal or of its habits, or preventing overpopulation.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Castration

    Surgical removal or artificial destruction of gonads.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of castration in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of castration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of castration in a Sentence

  1. Jamela Dunbar:

    Money and power is the biggest rat race in our nation today. It is the root of every evil, to gain more control over the poor to keep them in castration. In these modern times, money and power rules. Starting from the top to the bottom, of the hierarchy. Both coming from old money and new money. The split between being born rich with a silver spoon in your mouth, or being born poor living in Ghetto. Or the unforeseen fortune of the poor moving from rags to riches. To eat from the same rich man's plate.”

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