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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castration  \Cas*tra"tion\,  n.  [L.  castratio;  cf  F.  castration.] 
  The  act  of  castrating. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  castration 
  n  1:  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" 
  2:  neutering  a  male  animal  by  removing  the  testicles  [syn:  {emasculation}] 




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