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Synonyms for altering

the sterilization of an animal

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They pop up disturbingly when least expected, confusing the mind and altering pre-conceived opinions.
Sally, or rather Sarah (for what young lady of common gentility will reach the age of sixteen without altering her name as far as she can?
Strickland was indifferent to his surroundings, and he had lived in the other's studio without thinking of altering a thing.
To save his face he began making suggestions for altering it, but Mrs.
Set your friend's mind at rest," said he without altering his tone, beneath the politeness and affected sympathy of which indifference and even irony could be discerned.
Observe, my friends, that in the position occupied by the projectile, an oblique position with regard to the lunar disc, our rockets, in slightly altering its direction, might turn it from the moon instead of drawing it nearer?
Slicing into the pages of a hardbound book with an X-acto knife might sound like a clear case of heresy to a book lover, but in fact, many of those who practice the art of book altering are bibliophiles to the core, says Lee Kirk, a Eugene book dealer who, in her free time, gives new life to aging books.
The flare-up has raised questions about whether altering decades-old cartoons is rewriting history to satisfy current values or whether it's necessary to keep children safe.
Music and altered States is a culturally rich and diverse book that examines aspects of music's role in altering consciousness from Africa to Europe, from the US to the Middle East.
Returning her to herself in altered form--and altering her consciousness of herself--the sculpture seems peculiarly empathic, or at least less forbidding.
FIVE NURSES AT A LONG ISLAND NURSING home were recently accused of altering medical records to hide flagrant mistakes, according to a report in the Daily News.
For the record, while altering photos can be amusing, even artistic, it's a definite no-no in journalism.
Other military documents point out HAARP's potential for altering weather patterns for defensive tactical measures, exploring Earth-penetrating tomography (used to locate weapons facilities underground) and geophysical probing for natural resources like oil, mineral deposits and gas.
By chemically altering the melt with strontium, a fibrous structure is formed that breaks up sharp corners which are stress points.
Two recent events signal the role NIEHS is undertaking to increase support of research to enhance understanding of how environmental perturbations occurring throughout the life span can affect phenotypes at different stages of life and/or transgenerationally by altering gene expression though modification of DNA methylation and chromatin structure.