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castration (n.)

"act of castrating," early 15c., castracioun, from Latin castrationem (nominative castratio), noun of action from past-participle stem of castrare "to castrate, emasculate," supposedly from a noun *castrum "knife, instrument that cuts," from PIE root *kes- "to cut." Freud's castration complex is attested from 1914 in English (translating German Kastrationsangst).

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Definitions of castration from WordNet

castration (n.)
neutering a male animal by removing the testicles;
Synonyms: emasculation
castration (n.)
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
castration (n.)
the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work;
Synonyms: expurgation
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