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English adjective: neuter

1. neuter of grammatical gender

Samples`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun.

Antonymsmasculine, feminine

2. neuter having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs


Similarasexual, nonsexual


English noun: neuter

1. neuter (communication) a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)

Broader (hypernym)gender, grammatical gender

English verb: neuter

1. neuter (body) remove the ovaries of

SamplesIs your cat spayed?.

Synonymsalter, castrate, spay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)desex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, sterilize, unsex

Narrower (hyponym)defeminise, defeminize

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