Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of castrating, or state of being castrated.
- n. In botany: The removal of anthers in the artificial crossing of plants.
- n. The destruction of the pollen in the anthers of certain flowers by parasitic fungi, as in the case of Lychnis dioica and other silenaceous plants attacked by the smut, Ustilago violacea.
- n. The act of removing the testicles.
- n. figuratively Any act that removes power from a person (particularly a man) or entity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of castrating.
- n. the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
- n. surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)
- n. neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
“The sponsor said that “castration is the least inconvenience  we may cause to the destroyers of our families and murderers of our children.””
“The sponsor said that “castration is the least inconvenience we may cause to the destroyers of our families and murderers of our children.””
“With all due respect to everyone, and Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources, squirrel castration is not a legend.”
“In the case of male-to-female transsexuals who are not able to get GRS at the same time (finances, perhaps not completed their RLE yet, depending on when castration is required to occur), there are additional consequences.”
“However, the line separating circumcision and castration is at times hard to discern in these texts because the mutilation, whether partial or complete, seems to instantiate a form of subjectivity that for all attempts at containment continues to inhere in the narratives and haunts even the most triumphant accounts of victory over Tipu in the early”
“In recent years, I referred to the castration of my two male kittens as being "discomNOBulated".”
“However, three of the stallions experienced long-term castration, unable to breed the following season.”
“The risk of long-term castration with immunocastration is far from being non-negligible,”
“Thus the performance supplements the complex re-orientation of Cornwallis as imperial icon such that the spectre of castration is put into abeyance by the plenitude not simply of the imperial father, but of the biopolitical imperatives of the middle classes. [”
“You know how men cringe when they hear the word castration?”
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