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Neutral is a related term of spayed.

As a noun neutral

is neutral (the position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism).

As a verb spayed is




(en adjective)
  • Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned.
  • Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased.
  • * Shaftesbury
  • The heart can not possibly remain neutral , but constantly takes part one way or the other.
  • (grammar) Neither positive nor negative.
  • Neither beneficial nor harmful.
  • * Sir J. Davies
  • Some things good, and some things ill, do seem, / And neutral some, in her fantastic eye.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • (biology) Having no sex; neuter.
  • Having no obvious colour; gray
  • (physics) Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance.
  • (chemistry) Having a pH near 7, neither acidic nor alkaline.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state.
  • A person who takes no side in a dispute.
  • An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator (jargon / legal).
  • A neutral hue.
  • The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism.
  • An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground.
  • Anagrams

    * ----




  • (spay)

  • spay


    Etymology 1

    From the (etyl) espeier, equivalent to the (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l) * (l)


  • To remove or destroy the ovaries (of an animal) so that it cannot become pregnant.
  • Synonyms
    * castrate, emasculate (for a male) * geld * neuter * sterilize (used for all species and for both genders)


    * “ spay, v.'']” listed in the '' [2nd Ed.; 1989

    Etymology 2

    See spayard.


    (en noun)
  • References

    * “ spay]” listed as a variant spelling of “[http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50232517 spaya(r)d, spayd]”, listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989