Definition of neuter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    neuter

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈnjuːtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːtər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they neuter
    BrE BrE//ˈnjuːtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːtər//
     
    he / she / it neuters
    BrE BrE//ˈnjuːtəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːtərz//
     
    past simple neutered
    BrE BrE//ˈnjuːtəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːtərd//
     
    past participle neutered
    BrE BrE//ˈnjuːtəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːtərd//
     
    -ing form neutering
    BrE BrE//ˈnjuːtərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːtərɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1neuter something to remove part of the sex organs of an animal so that it cannot produce young Has your cat been neutered? See related entries: Pets
  2. 2neuter something (disapproving) to prevent something from having the effect that it ought to have
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin neuter ‘neither’, from ne- ‘not’ + uter ‘either’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: neuter

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