castration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n castration the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
    • n 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"
    • n castration neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Between April 1st and September 30th it is legal to capture and castrate any horse or donkey that you find roaming around your property.
    • n Castration The act of castrating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Up until the early 20th century, New Jersey and Wisconsin had laws allowing the castration of epileptics.
    • n castration The act of castrating, or state of being castrated.
    • n castration In botany: The removal of anthers in the artificial crossing of plants.
    • n castration 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A castrated rooster is called a capon.
    • ns Castration gelding, expurgation
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Quotations

  • Mary Daly
    Mary Daly
    “If God is male, then male is God. The divine patriarch castrates women as long as he is allowed to live on in the human imagination.”
  • Jovius
    Jovius
    “They castrate the books of other men in order that with the fat of their works they may lard their own lean volumes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. castratio,; cf. F. castration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. castrāre, -ātum.

Usage

In literature:

Then, it castrated the freedmen by denying any political rights to them.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
Then he was delivered to the king's slaves, who mutilated him, picked out both his eyes, cut off one foot, and at last castrated him.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
Robert describes an old man who suckled a child, and Meyer discusses the case of a castrated man who was said to suckle children.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Papilionaceous flowers are almost dead floorers to me, and I cannot experimentise, as castration alone often produces sterility.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
But in Bontoc the boar not intended for breeding is castrated.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
Castration has been practiced from remote antiquity, and is a feature of the harem life of the Levant to the present day.
"The Satyricon, Volume 6 (Editor's Notes)" by Petronius Arbiter
Castration has been practiced from remote antiquity, and is a feature of the harem life of the Levant to the present day.
"The Satyricon, Complete" by Petronius Arbiter
Laminitis has also been known to occur as a result of septic infection of the blood-stream consequent on the operation of castration.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
Castration was the punishment for rape.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Castration of the body in adult age cannot be expected to produce castration of the mind.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
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In news:

Now researchers who looked at historical records of Korean eunuchs castrated during boyhood found that the eunuchs lived considerably longer than ordinary, testicled men.
And while castration has been linked to longer lifespans in male lab animals, evidence from castrated people is limited.
A Sydney doctor has been banned from practicing medicine after he prescribed a young man a "cure" for his homosexuality — chemical castration .
On June 27, 2012, NICE published guidance on abiraterone in combination with prednisolone for the treatment of castration -resistant metastatic prostate cancer in patients previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen.
Police charged Joyce Maxine Gregory with malicious castration and assault inflicting serious bodily injury.
Since male pigs given IMPROVEST are not surgically castrated , the risk of infection or death is eliminated, decreasing mortality by 1.6.
While Sandara has not publicly said how she will react to her husband's cheating scandal, Kim told RadarOnline.com that she thinks Sandra should castrate Jesse.
A man with AIDS convicted of sexually assaulting a young boy at Lake Tahoe was sentenced to 19 years in prison and ordered to undergo chemical castration before his release.
Chemical castration, already in use in Germany, Sweden, and some US states, prescribes hormone suppressants to suppress the libido of serial rapists by reducing the production of male testosterone.
An herbicide that contaminates the tap water consumed by millions of Americans has been found to produce gender-bending effects in male frogs, "chemically castrating" some and turning others into females, a study shows.
He was making a world "a better place" -- by castrating his sugar daddy with a corkscrew.
He was making a world "a better place" -- by castrating his sugar daddy with a corkscrew .
Justin Bieber's murder , castration plotted, police say.
Three men plot to castrate and kill Justin Bieber and three others, police say.
A New Mexico inmate, an ex-convict on probation and his nephew are under investigation for plotting to castrate and murder pop singer Justin Bieber, police said Thursday.
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