The removal of testicles from male animals; done for many reasons such as to prevent fighting and increase weight gain. (Castration).

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  • neutering — noun the sterilization of an animal they took him to the vet for neutering • Syn: ↑fixing, ↑altering • Derivationally related forms: ↑fix (for: ↑fixing), ↑neuter …   Useful english dictionary

  • neutering — nuːtÉ™rɪŋ n. making sterile by castration or spaying; making neuter neu·ter || nuːtÉ™(r) / njuː n. neutral gender, state of being neither masculine nor feminine (Grammar); castrated or spayed animals; sexually undeveloped insect (Zoology);… …   English contemporary dictionary

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