castration castration  /ˌkæ ˈstreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
  2. (n) surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)
  3. (n) the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work



  1. Doctors are far from convinced that castration is any good as a treatment for sex offenders.
  2. A European human rights body hits the Czech Republic for its continued use of surgical castration.
  3. HERS compares the procedure to castration and says its many adverse health effects far outweigh any benefits.


  • J&J To Buy Privately-held Aragon Pharma For Up To $1 Bln

    Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson said Monday that it has agreed to acquire Aragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held company focused on drugs to treat hormonally-driven cancers, in a deal for up to $1 billion. The acquisition includes Aragon's lead product candidate, currently in mid-stage development for castration resistant prostate cancer or CRPC.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: RTT News

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  1. "In some cases, I don't believe that rehabilitation is possible," Roberto Calderoli, minister for legislative simplification in Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's cabinet, told the daily La Stampa. "I think that chemical castration may be...
    on Feb 16, 2009 By: Roberto Calderoli Source: Expatica Germany

  2. In a 1997 interview of Nicole Contos, the jilted bride of Tasos Michael, Couric asked, "Have you considered castration as an option?"
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Katie Couric Source:

  3. "Chemical castration exists today, it just depends on an agreement by the person concerned," Fillon said. "We have to look at how, as part of surveillance and control measures after someone leaves prison, we might make this more restrictive,...
    on Oct 2, 2009 By: Francois Fillon Source:

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