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castrate

 [kas´trāt]
1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the individual incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated individual.

cas·trate

(kas'trāt),
To remove the testicles or the ovaries.
[L. castro, pp. -atus, to deprive of generative power (male or female)]

castrate

/cas·trate/ (kas´trāt)
1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the individual incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated individual.

castrate

(kăs′trāt′)
tr.v. cas·trated, cas·trating, cas·trates
1. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
2. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
n.
An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.

cas′trat·er, cas′tra·tor n.
cas·tra′tion n.

castrate

verb To surgically remove the testes to make a human or animal male inconceivable.

cas·trate

(kas'trāt)
To remove the testicles or the ovaries.
[L. castro, pp. -atus, to deprive of generative power (male or female)]

castrate

1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated animal.
The strictly correct usage of the word is to apply it to animals of both sexes. Common usage is to restrict its use to the male.
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2007) found that, of the castrated group in their survey, 68% received physical castrations and 32% received chemical castrations.
Last time, under the Dera's influence, victims of castration and their relatives had not cooperated with the CBI.
The doctor informed that the most common drugs used for chemical castration in European countries is cyproterone acetate, while medroxy progesterone acetate is preferred in the US.
In one news item, a Mississippi football coach had a bull castrated during a practice to "motivate his players" (14 November, 1992), dragging castration into the realm of barbaric sacrifice.
174) Although the 1935 amendment contained a section authorizing forced castration, no involuntary castrations were performed.
But castration is probably about as strange as it gets.
He wants offenders named and outed - and, in a step being discussed this week, he is prepared to consider physical and chemical castration, following Sweden, Denmark, Germany and America.
In a similar vein, Allmendinger contends that cowboys' castration of cattle pointed to their own symbolic castration and sexual deprivation brought on by their geographic and social isolation, as well as cattlemen's practice of hiring only single, unattached ranch hands.
A former Dera follower Hans Raj Chauhan has alleged that mass castrations were performed at the behest of Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
Some of the fighting scenes are downright grizzly: decapitations, castrations, stabbings, shootings, rapes and all the terror that desperate situations bring out of ordinary people.
Sources in the probe agency also said indentifying the 400 castrated dera followers would not be an easy job as the castrations were done 14 years ago.
However, the sources admitted that finding the victimised followers will not be an easy task as the castrations were done over 14 years ago.