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cas·trate

 (kăs′trāt′)
tr.v. cas·trat·ed, cas·trat·ing, cas·trates
1. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
2. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
3. To deprive of virility or spirit; emasculate.
n.
An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.

[Latin castrāre, castrāt-; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

cas′trat·er, cas′tra·tor n.
cas·tra′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.castration - neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
altering, neutering, fixing - the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering"
2.castration - 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"
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
3.castration - the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary workcastration - the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
bowdlerisation, bowdlerization - the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent

castration

noun
The act or an instance of making one incapable of reproducing sexually:
Translations
خَصْي
кастрация
kastrace
kastration
kiherélés
vönun, gelding
거세
kastrácia
burmahadımiğdiş etme

castration

[kæsˈtreɪʃən] Ncastración f

castration

[ˌkæˈstreɪʃən] n [man, animal] → castration f

castration

nKastration f

castration

[kæsˈtreɪʃn] ncastrazione f

castrate

(kӕˈstreit) , ((American) ˈkӕstreit) verb
to remove the sexual organs of (a male animal). The bull has been castrated.
caˈstration noun

castration

n castración f
References in periodicals archive ?
The negative effects on reproduction include parasitic castration, as trematodes partially or totally inhibit oogenesis and spermatogenesis, leading to decreased fecundity and reproductive potential (Galaktionov & Dobrovolskij 2003, Valderrama et al.
The ability of larval echinostomes to aggressively displace other larval flukes from their snail hosts and parasitic castration of snails by larval echinostomes is well documented.
The parasitic castration must have some benefit for the parasite, either more growth or success of transmission.
When some of the roots reach the sexual organs, parasitic castration occurs: Male crabs assume a female form, and females revert to an infertile juvenile body.