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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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In this study, although the application of different castration methods in 4-month-old male Norduz sheep resulted in changes in the blood hormone levels, it was determined that these changes did not affect body weight.
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.
7) This note discusses the scope of the problem of sexual victimization of children, provides a brief history of recent American legislative measures regarding the castration of sexual offenders, analyzes both surgical and pharmacological approaches to castration for the successful treatment of paraphiliacs, and outlines certain policy considerations and recommendations for judicial and legislative remedies to the problem of sexual victimization.
Lau had created a stir when it asked legislators to consider castration as an alternative punishment, especially for child abusers.
Keywords: masculinity, impotence, castration, eunuch, shame, stigma, prostate cancer
Paedophile castration or chemical therapy, if carried out routinely, would calm fears and end the shocking sight of mob-handed residents bullying hostel inmates or paedophiles, living quietly.
Police say the unlicensed surgeon was contacted through web sites that promote castration as an interesting sexual fetish.
188) Currently up for consideration in the 1997 legislative session,(189) the bill allows sex offenders to obtain castrations when voluntarily requested by the inmate following an informed consent procedure involving a physician.
In his 1927 paper on the etiology and structure of fetishism, Freud proclaimed, "Probably no male human being is spared the horror of castration at the sight of the female genitals" (154).
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.