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Neutering

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Noun

1. altering, fixing, neutering

the sterilization of an animal

Example Sentences:
'they took him to the vet for neutering'

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Neutering

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adjective
1. grammar
a. 
denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns which for the most part have inanimate referents or do not specify the sex of their referents
b. 
(as noun)
German "Mädchen" (meaning "girl'") is a neuter
2. 
(of animals and plants) having nonfunctional, underdeveloped, or absent reproductive organs
3. 
sexless or giving no indication of sex
a neuter sort of name
noun
4. 
a sexually underdeveloped female insect, such as a worker bee
5. 
a castrated animal, esp a domestic animal
6. 
a flower in which the stamens and pistil are absent or nonfunctional
verb
7. (transitive)
to castrate or spay (an animal)

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Neutering

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adjective
1.  Archaic
taking neither side; neutral
2.  Biology
a. 
having no sexual organ; asexual
b. 
having undeveloped or imperfect sexual organs in the adult, as the worker bee
3.  Grammar
a. 
designating, of, or belonging to a third gender, existing in many highly inflected languages, consisting of words that have neither masculine nor feminine grammatical gender
b. 
neither active nor passive; intransitive
said of verbs
noun
4. 
a castrated or spayed animal
5.  Archaic
a neutral person or group
6.  Biology
a plant or animal lacking, or having undeveloped, sexual organs
7.  Grammar
a. 
the neuter gender
b. 
a word or form in this gender
c. 
an intransitive verb
verb transitive
8. 
to castrate or spay (an animal)

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Neutering

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adj.
1. Grammar
a. Neither masculine nor feminine in gender.
b. Neither active nor passive; intransitive. Used of verbs.
2. Biology
a. Having undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs: the neuter caste in social insects.
b. Having pistils and stamens that are nonfunctional or absent.
3. Castrated or spayed. Used of animals.
4. Androgynous or asexual.
5. Archaic Taking no side in a dispute; neutral.
n.
1. Grammar
a. The neuter gender.
b. A neuter word.
c. A neuter noun.
2. An androgynous or asexual person.
3. A castrated animal.
4. An insect that has undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs, such as a worker bee.
5. Archaic One that is neutral in a dispute.
tr.v. neu·tered, neu·ter·ing, neu·ters
1. To castrate or spay.
2. To render ineffective or powerless: a scandal that neutered the politician.

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