"castration" in the noun sense
1. castration, emasculation
neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
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"
3. expurgation, castration
the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
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