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Noun: altering  ol-tu-ring [N. Amer], ól-tu-ring or ol-tu-ring [Brit]
  1. The sterilization of an animal
    - neutering, fixing
Verb: alter  ol-tu(r) [N. Amer], ol-tu(r) or ól-tu(r) [Brit]
  1. Make different; cause a transformation
    "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city";
    - change, modify
  2. Become different in some particular way
    "her mood alters in accordance with the weather";
    - change, vary
  3. Make an alteration to
    "This dress needs to be altered"
  4. Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
    - interpolate, falsify
  5. Remove the ovaries of
    "Is your cat altered?";
    - neuter, spay, castrate

Type of: desex, desexualise [Brit], desexualize, edit, fix, redact, sterilisation [Brit], sterilise [Brit], sterilization, sterilize, unsex

Encyclopedia: Altering

Alter, Michael