1. neutering a male animal by removing the testicles

Similar word(s): emasculation

Definition categories: act, altering, fixing, neutering

2. 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

Definition categories: act, operation, surgery

3. the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

Similar word(s): expurgation

Definition categories: act, deletion