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neu·ter·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neutering, fixing, alteringnoun

    the sterilization of an animal

    "they took him to the vet for neutering"

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  1. Neutering

    Neutering, from the Latin neuter ('of neither sex'), is the removal of an animal's reproductive organ, either all of it or a considerably large part. The male-specific term is castration, while spaying is usually reserved for female animals. Colloquially, both terms are often referred to as fixing. In male horses, castrating is referred to as gelding. An animal that has not been neutered is sometimes referred to as entire or intact. Neutering is the most common method for animal sterilization. Humane societies, animal shelters, and rescue groups urge pet owners to have their pets neutered to prevent the births of unwanted litters, which contribute to the overpopulation of unwanted animals in the rescue system. Many countries require that all adopted cats and dogs be sterilized before going to their new homes.

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  1. neutering

    Neutering, also known as spaying, castration or de-sexing, is a medical procedure used to prevent animals from reproducing. It involves the removal of all or some parts of the male or female reproductive organs, most commonly the ovaries in females and the testes in males. This procedure minimizes sexual behaviors, reduces overpopulation, and eliminates potential health problems such as testicular or ovarian cancer.

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  1. Neutering

    Neutering, from the Latin neuter, is the removal of an animal's reproductive organ, either all of it or a considerably large part. The term is often used in reference to males whereas spaying is often reserved for females. Colloquially, both terms are often referred to as fixing. While technically called castration for males, in male horses, the process is referred to as gelding. Neutering is the most common sterilizing method in animals. In the United States, most humane societies, animal shelters and rescue groups urge pet owners to have their pets spayed or neutered to prevent the births of unwanted litters, contributing to the overpopulation of unwanted animals in the rescue system.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neutering in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neutering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of neutering in a Sentence

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    If Supreme Court adopts this theory, voters would have their rights further eroded by a neutering of state courts' ability to be more protective of voters than federal courts.

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