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ALTERING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does altering mean? 

ALTERING (noun)
  The noun ALTERING has 1 sense:

1. the sterilization of an animal

  Familiarity information: ALTERING used as a noun is very rare.


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ALTERING (noun)


Sense 1altering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sterilization of an animal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

altering; neutering; fixing

Context example:

they took him to the vet for neutering

Hypernyms ("altering" is a kind of...):

sterilisation; sterilization (the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "altering"):

castration; emasculation (neutering a male animal by removing the testicles)

spaying (neutering a female by removing the ovaries)


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