HyperDic: castration

English > 3 senses of the word castration:
NOUNactcastration, emasculationneutering a male animal by removing the testicles
actcastrationsurgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)
actcastration, expurgationthe deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
castration > pronunciation
Soundskae.strey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > castration: 3 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningneutering a male animal by removing the testicles.
Synonymemasculation
Broaderneutering, fixing, alteringThe sterilization of an animal
Spanishcapadura, castración, emasculación
Catalancastració, emasculació
Verbscastrateremove the testicles of a male animal
English > castration: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningSurgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men).
Example"bilateral castration results in sterilization"
Broaderoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
Verbscastrateremove the ovaries of
English > castration: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work.
Synonymexpurgation
Narrowerbowdlerization, bowdlerisationThe act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent
BroaderdeletionThe act of deleting something written or printed
Spanishcastración, censura, expurgación
Catalanexpurgació
Verbscastrateedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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