American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To remove part or all of the reproductive organs of; neuter.
- v. transitive To remove another's sexual characteristics or functions, often physical sterilization.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to make infertile, especially by removing or incapacitating the sexual organs; -- used of both males and females.
- v. make infertile
- From de- + sex (Wiktionary)
“I wasn't going to hide away and desex myself after surgery.”
“People needed to desex their dogs to stop this from happening again, Ms Bradley said.”
“CAT owners are being urged to desex their pets as the RSPCA NSW euthanases dozens of unwanted kittens daily.”
“Broncos to slay the Knights, Warriors to desex the Panthers, Rabbitohs to continue their slightest dream against the Cowboys, Roosters to beat the Sharks as everyone else does at the moment, Sea Eagles to finally end the Bulldogs run towards the final 8, Storm to continue the Dragons slide down the 8, Raiders to pip the Titans in the cellar dweller battle and Tigers to keep running down the top 4 with a win over the Eels.”
“When it becomes necessary to desex men, the resulting condition is _infantile_, not female. [”
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