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- (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.
- (figuratively) Any act that removes power from a person (particularly a man) or entity.
- (surgery): orchiectomy
act of removing the testicles
figurative: removal of power
castration f (plural castrations)