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castration

[ kas-trey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkæsˈtreɪ ʃən /
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noun
the removal of the testes.
the removal of the ovaries.
Psychology. the rendering or condition of impotency, literally or metaphorically, as a result of psychological means, especially the willful threat to a person's masculinity or femininity.
the deprivation of strength, power, or efficiency: the castration of our morale by a ruthless leader.
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Origin of castration

First recorded in 1400–50; from Old French or Latin castrātiōn- stem of castrātiō “emasculation”; see castrat(e), -ion
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