neuter - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleneutering
past tenseneutered
past participleneutered
  1. 1
    to perform an operation on an animal’s sexual organs so that it cannot have babies. You can also say that you spay a female animal or castrate a male animal.
  2. 2
    mainly journalism to make someone or something less effective or powerful