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neuter

2 verb
     
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neuter2 [transitive]
1MB to remove part of the sex organs of an animal so that it cannot produce babies [↪ spay]:
a neutered tomcat
2 to remove power from something or to stop something from being effective - used to show disapproval:
Plans to reform local government are designed to neuter local democracy.

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