asexualization

noun
asex·​u·​al·​i·​za·​tion
variants: also British asexualisation \ (ˈ)ā-​ˌseksh-​(ə-​)wə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən, -​ˌsek-​shə-​lə-​ How to pronounce asexualisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of asexualization

: the process of destroying the capacity for reproduction especially by surgical means : sterilization, castration

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“Asexualization.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/asexualization. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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