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  • n. The act of depriving of virility, or the state of being so deprived; castration.
  • n. The act of depriving, or state of being deprived, of vigor or strength; unmanly weakness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of depriving of virility, or the state of being so deprived; castration.
  • n. The act of depriving, or state of being deprived, of vigor or strength; unmanly weakness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of depriving a male of the functions which characterize the sex; castration.
  • n. The act of depriving of vigor or strength; specifically, the act of eliminating or altering parts of a literary work in such a manner as to deprive it of its original force or vividness.
  • n. The state of being emasculated; effeminacy; unmanly weakness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. loss of power and masculinity
  • n. neutering a male animal by removing the testicles

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