Definition of neutering

Definition of neutering
  1. neutering Verb Present participle of neuter
  2. neuter Adjective Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.
  3. neuter Adjective Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex.
  4. neuter Adjective Intransitive
  5. neuter Adjective Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless.
  6. neuter Noun The neuter gender.
  7. neuter Noun A noun of the "neuter" gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.
  8. neuter Noun An organism, either vegetable or animal, which at its maturity has no generative organs, or but imperfectly developed ones, as a plant without stamens or pistils, as the garden Hydrangea; especially, one of the imperfectly developed females of certain social insects, as of the ant and the common honeybee, which perform the labors of the community, and are called workers.
  9. neuter Noun A person who takes no part in a contest; someone remaining neutral.
  10. neuter Noun An intransitive verb or state-of-being verb.
  11. neuter Verb To remove sex organs from an animal to prevent it from having offspring; to castrate or spay, particularly as applied to domestic animals.
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