Definition of Altering

1. Noun. The sterilization of an animal. "They took him to the vet for neutering"

Exact synonyms: Fixing, Neutering
Generic synonyms: Sterilisation, Sterilization
Specialized synonyms: Castration, Emasculation, Spaying
Derivative terms: Fix, Neuter



Definition of Altering

1. Verb. (present participle of alter) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Altering

1. alter [v] - See also: alter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Altering

alterative inflammation
alteratives
altercate
altercated
altercates
altercating
altercation
altercations
altercative
altercursive intubation
altered
altered self hypothesis
alteregoism
alterer
alterers
altering (current term)
alteriority
alterities
alterity
altern
alternacies
alternacy
alternans
alternansucrase
alternant
alternanthera
alternantheras
alternants
alternaria
alternarock

Literary usage of Altering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use Both of the Courts by Francis Wharton (1871)
"(290) Forgery in altering a peddler's license, at common law. (291) Forgery of a note which ... (308) altering, &c., averring specially the alterations. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"For the Purpose of Reviewing, altering, and Amending the Constitution of this State; or, if they see Occasion, for forming a new One in Stead thereof. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"... FSS Plan for Simplifying and Improving the Measures, Weights, and Money of this Country, without materially altering the present Standards. By Lieut. ..."

4. The Works of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon (1824)
"Experiment solitary touching the altering of the . colour of hairs and feathers. ... Out of this ground a man may devise the means of altering the colour of ..."

5. Commentaries on the Law of Statutory Crimes: Including the Written Laws and by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1901)
"Fraudulent marking and altering of marka 462-464 Violations of estray laws. § 450. Elsewhere — False pretenses.— The most prominent extension of the common ..."

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