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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
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Perhaps a more humane way of achieving the same objective of reducing sexual desire can be acquired through the procedure of chemical castration, which actually involves no "castration" at all.
He chose chemical castration as an alternative to jail, and killed himself with cyanide two years later.
He looked glummer than usual and I thought he was going to say "I'm sorry, my mother died this morning" but, instead, he told me my PSA level was rising at a concerning rate and stuck me on hormone therapy, which is a polite expression for chemical castration.
In a letter to the judge Pullin indicated that he was willing to be put on a chemical castration course, but Judge Durham Hall said he no power to make such an order.
He was convicted of gross indecency because of his homosexuality in 1952 and underwent chemical castration as an alternative to imprisonment.
The bill brings "chemical castration", which lowers sexual urges.
In September, Prime Minister Gordon Brown wrote in The Daily Telegraph that he was "deeply sorry" for his nation's treatment of Alan Turing, a gay code-breaker during World War II who was pressured to undergo a chemical castration by government officials after the war.
France is considering forcing some sex offenders to undergo chemical castration, but the physical castration the man asked for is banned, French media reported on Saturday.
Despite this, SSRIs may be the best available form of treatment as they appear to have fewer known adverse side effects than antiandrogens or other hormonal treatments which cause chemical castration. Even though this population group is alienated from society at large, the issue of adverse physiological side-effects that go beyond the treatment objective will still need to be explored within the context of medical practice, medical ethics, and legal rights.
Some politicians have also reopened the debate over whether chemical castration of sex offenders should be instituted.
The beast also offered to undergo chemical castration in a bid to get a softer sentence - but the offer was declined.
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