neuter neuter  /ˈnu tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)
  2. (v) remove the ovaries of
  3. (adj) of grammatical gender
  4. (adj) having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs

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Usage(s):

  1. But he can't allow his desire for civility to neuter the requirements of leadership.
  2. No filmmaker as gifted as Spielberg can cow or neuter his talent forever.
  3. South Indian languages have a neuter gender as well as masculine and feminine; in the north, there are only masculine and feminine.

News

  1. Spay & Neuter Program Begins in Warner Robins

    If you adopt an animal in Warner Robins Saturday, your spay/neuter will be funded.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: 13 WMAZ Macon

  2. Yard sale to benefit Mount Olive feline trap, neuter and release project

    MOUNT OLIVE TWP. - The Mount Olive TNR (Trap, Neuter and Release) Project will host its annual spring yard sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, June 28 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday,
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mt. Olive Chronicle

  3. Free spay/neuter surgeries next week for cats and kittens of qualified owners

    The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland is offering free spay and neuter surgeries next week to cats and kittens of qualified owners. To be eligible for the promotion, owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, or Clark counties and receive government assistance.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

Quotes

  1. "If you are unable to disband or neuter them you aren't going to have anything other than chaos," Major said.
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: John Major Source: USA Today

  2. "When we come to this wall which is seemingly impossible to get over, the only answer is legislation:.It's the obvious answer. :The movement for spay and neuter legislation is sweeping across this country. It's been compared to a tsunami,"...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Bob Barker Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. "I do love the [comic book movie] genre, I just wanna make sure that I'm able to express who I am," explained Shyamalan. "I don't want to get so lost in the subject that I have to neuter everything that's me in it, so maybe 'Unbreakable' is...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: M Night Shyamalan Source: MTV.com

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