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- adj. Having had the reproductive organs removed (testicles in males, ovaries in females).
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of castrate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. deprived of reproductive organs or sexual attributes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
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The Church is hated for its message and must be destroyed or at least castrated, which is the intent of CT.
Hamm even has his characters suggest that all law enforcement personnel dealing with refugee women be chemically castrated, which is a neat addition to the story in that it creates another point of conflict between the male characters' intellectual understanding of their predicament, and of the danger they pose to their loved ones, and their biological nature--ultimately, only the most conscientious and clear-eyed male character chooses the treatment***.
But Vásquez has said that expectations abroad "castrated" later novelists.
As for being a woman writer who treats violence that way -- well, I've heard my work called "castrated" (books have testicles?) and "squeamish," actually -- both of which make me laugh.
I think the word you are looking for is "castrated" not "neutered."
Reportedly, few have genital modifications, although some certainly do, and some consider nirwaan "castrated" hijras to be the "true" hijras.
But Clinton did something the right wing conspiracy could not do on their own: he "castrated" the NOW and pretty much prostituted the feminist movement.
Swellfoot's desire for Iona to be taken into custody and brought to him, dismembered, underscores his anxious need to reassert his phallic authority over her, to take comfort in the sight of his own phallic power as it is manifested at the site of her "castrated" body.
Labour Code little ambitious and a "castrated" version [of what Necas would welcome].
• Tory policies had "castrated" Britain in the EU.
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