Definitions of castration

  1. neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
  2. the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
  3. 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"
  4. The act of castrating.
  5. Removal of the testicles or ovaries.
  6. Removal of testicles or ovaries; unsexing.
  7. The act of emasculating.

Usage examples for castration

  1. If the purse should get much swelled after castration, warm fomentations should be applied two or three times a- day, or even a poultice if the case be very bad. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie
  2. As to the castration of calves, it is such a simple process that it is unnecessary to say much on the subject. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie
  3. Among them castration is a religious ritual. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  4. After castration, the hormones being absent, all these points of contrast between the sexes fail to appear. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  5. He forbad the castration of males; and reduced the price of the eunuchs who were still left in the hands of the dealers in slaves. – Titus Flavius Domitianus (Domitian) The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Volume 12. by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
  6. For he found that, though, in thus separating the gland from its duct and so cutting off its external secretion, the action of the cells manufacturing that secretion was destroyed, the general effects upon the body were not those of castration. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  7. It is a curious fact that castration has a powerful effect on this operation; if done early no horns appear; if later in life, the horns become persistent and are not shed. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  8. That is, a partial castration takes place. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  9. He decided that he was inspired to spread the gospel of castration. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  10. Moreover, I find that several great breeders in Scotland, who annually raise some thousand sheep, are firmly convinced that a larger proportion of males than of females die during the first one or two years; therefore the proportion of males would be somewhat greater at birth than at the age of castration. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  11. This is the age at which castration is usually performed, as at an earlier age the birds are too small to operate on successfully. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  12. The description ends with the conclusion that the growth of the spurs, and to a certain extent that of the long, curved sickle feathers, is not prevented by castration. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  13. We do actually go through a process of mental asceticism, a castration of the entire being, when we wish to feel the abounding good in all things. – The Defendant by G.K. Chesterton
  14. The castration of the colt may be performed in either the standing position or when cast. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  15. Caponizing is the castration of male chickens. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  16. 6. What special care should be given following castration? – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  17. Castration was forbidden the Jews, Deuteronomy, xxiii, 1, but as this book was probably unknown before the time of Josiah, we can only conjecture as to the attitude of the patriarchs in regard to this subject; we are safe, however, in inferring that it was hostile. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter