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neuter

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adjective neu·ter \ˈnü-tər, ˈnyü-\

Definition of neuter

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or constituting the gender that ordinarily includes most words or grammatical forms referring to things classed as neither masculine nor feminine b :  neither active nor passive :  intransitive

  2. 2 :  taking no side :  neutral

  3. 3 :  lacking or having imperfectly developed or nonfunctional generative organs

Examples of neuter in a sentence

  1. The pronoun it is neuter.

Origin and Etymology of neuter

Middle English neutre, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French neutre, from Latin neuter, literally, neither, from ne- not + uter which of two — more at no, whether


First Known Use: 14th century


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neuter

noun neu·ter

Definition of neuter

  1. 1 a :  a noun, pronoun, adjective, or inflectional form or class of the neuter gender b :  the neuter gender

  2. 2 :  one that is neutral

  3. 3 a :  worker 2 b :  a spayed or castrated animal

15th Century

First Known Use of neuter

15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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neuter

verb neu·ter

Definition of neuter

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  castrate, alter

  3. 2 :  to remove the force or effectiveness of

Examples of neuter in a sentence

  1. She had her dog neutered by the veterinarian.

  2. The bill was neutered by the changes made by the legislature.

1903

First Known Use of neuter

1903

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


NEUTER Defined for English Language Learners

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neuter

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adjective neu·ter \ˈnü-tər, ˈnyü-\

Definition of neuter for English Language Learners

  • grammar in some languages : of or belonging to the class of words (called a gender) that ordinarily includes most of the words referring to things that are neither masculine nor feminine


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neuter

verb neu·ter

Definition of neuter for English Language Learners

  • : to remove the sex organs from (an animal)

  • : to make (something) much less powerful or effective


NEUTER Defined for Kids

neuter

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verb neu·ter \ˈnü-tər, ˈnyü-\

Definition of neuter for Students

neutered

neutering

  1. :  to remove the sex glands and especially the testes from :  castrate <neuter a dog>


Medical Dictionary

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neuter

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noun neu·ter \ˈn(y)üt-ər\

Medical Definition of neuter

  1. :  a spayed or castrated animal (as a cat)


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neuter

transitive verb neu·ter

Medical Definition of neuter

  1. :  castrate 1, alter <a neutered cat>



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