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neuter (verb), neuters; neutered; neutering
1. To take away or withdraw the power or effectiveness of something: The discussion on disarmament between the two countries will neuter the military power on both sides.
2. To remove the testicles or ovaries of an animal: Susan's cat was spayed or neutered so it couldn't have kittens anymore.

The verb "to neuter" is from about 1903, from the adjective, originally in reference to pet cats.

This entry is located in the following unit: neg-, ne- (page 3)