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Meaning of neuter

neu•ter

Pronunciation: (n'tur, ny'-), [key]
— adj.
    1. noting or pertaining to a gender that refers to things classed as neither masculine nor feminine.
    2. (of a verb) intransitive.
  1. having no organs of reproduction; without sex; asexual.
  2. having imperfectly developed sexual organs, as the worker bees and ants.
  3. having neither stamens nor pistils; asexual.
  4. neutral; siding with no one.
—n.
    1. the neuter gender.
    2. a noun of that gender.
    3. another element marking that gender.
    4. an intransitive verb.
  1. an animal made sterile by castration or spaying.
  2. a neuter insect.
  3. a person or thing that is neutral.
—v.t.
  1. to spay or castrate (a dog, cat, etc.).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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