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castrate +‎ -ion

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  • IPA(key): /kæˈstɹeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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castration (countable and uncountable, plural castrations)

  1. (surgery) The act of removing the testicles.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 125:
      Castration of bulls was a socialization process that turned a bull into an ox; in this transformation something wild became something very useful; nature became culture.
  2. (figuratively) Any act that removes power from a person (particularly a man) or entity.

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castration f (plural castrations)

  1. castration

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