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neuter

[ noo-ter, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu tər, ˈnyu- /
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adjective
noun
verb (used with object)
Veterinary Science. to spay or castrate (a dog, cat, etc.).
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Origin of neuter

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Latin neuter “neither (of two),” equivalent to ne “not” + uter “either (of two)”; replacing Middle English neutre, from Middle French, from Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for neuter

neuter
/ (ˈnjuːtə) /

adjective
grammar
  1. denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns which for the most part have inanimate referents or do not specify the sex of their referents
  2. (as noun)German ``Mädchen'' ( meaning ``girl'' ) is a neuter
(of animals and plants) having nonfunctional, underdeveloped, or absent reproductive organs
sexless or giving no indication of sexa neuter sort of name
noun
verb
(tr) to castrate or spay (an animal)

Word Origin for neuter

C14: from Latin, from ne not + uter either (of two)
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