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de·sex

 (dē-sĕks′)
tr.v. de·sexed, de·sex·ing, de·sex·es
To remove part or all of the reproductive organs of; neuter.
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de•sex

(diˈsɛks)

v.t.
1. to unsex.
2. to deprive of sex appeal or sexual interest.
3. to degenderize.
[1910–15]
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desex


Past participle: desexed
Gerund: desexing

Imperative
desex
desex
Present
I desex
you desex
he/she/it desexes
we desex
you desex
they desex
Preterite
I desexed
you desexed
he/she/it desexed
we desexed
you desexed
they desexed
Present Continuous
I am desexing
you are desexing
he/she/it is desexing
we are desexing
you are desexing
they are desexing
Present Perfect
I have desexed
you have desexed
he/she/it has desexed
we have desexed
you have desexed
they have desexed
Past Continuous
I was desexing
you were desexing
he/she/it was desexing
we were desexing
you were desexing
they were desexing
Past Perfect
I had desexed
you had desexed
he/she/it had desexed
we had desexed
you had desexed
they had desexed
Future
I will desex
you will desex
he/she/it will desex
we will desex
you will desex
they will desex
Future Perfect
I will have desexed
you will have desexed
he/she/it will have desexed
we will have desexed
you will have desexed
they will have desexed
Future Continuous
I will be desexing
you will be desexing
he/she/it will be desexing
we will be desexing
you will be desexing
they will be desexing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been desexing
you have been desexing
he/she/it has been desexing
we have been desexing
you have been desexing
they have been desexing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been desexing
you will have been desexing
he/she/it will have been desexing
we will have been desexing
you will have been desexing
they will have been desexing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been desexing
you had been desexing
he/she/it had been desexing
we had been desexing
you had been desexing
they had been desexing
Conditional
I would desex
you would desex
he/she/it would desex
we would desex
you would desex
they would desex
Past Conditional
I would have desexed
you would have desexed
he/she/it would have desexed
we would have desexed
you would have desexed
they would have desexed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desex - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
neuter, spay, castrate, alter - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, castrate - remove the testicles of a male animal
vasectomise, vasectomize - remove the vas deferens; "many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
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Desexing can prevent thousands of animals from being born only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized in animal shelters because there aren't enough loving homes.
Once routinely and reflexively done at six months of age, desexing is now sometimes performed much later, allowing the dog to mature physically before shutting off the hormonal spigot.
"Desexing or neutering animals helps to make them calmer, reduces the urge to fight, most will become more affectionate, it reduces the risk that they will stray, and reduces the need for them to mark their territory by spraying their scent about.
The centre also conducts animal desexing for free as part of the its vision to reduce the number of stray animals in the emirate.
(17) and others still have tried to rename the whole Trinitarian reality, either through the use of explicitly female metaphors (18) or through desexing (19) or depersonalizine (20) the Trinity.