verb de·claw \-ˈkl\

: to permanently remove the claws of (a cat)

Full Definition of DECLAW

transitive verb
:  to remove the claws of (as a cat) surgically

Examples of DECLAW

  1. We had our cats declawed.

First Known Use of DECLAW

Medical Dictionary


transitive verb de·claw \(ˌ)dē-ˈkl\

Medical Definition of DECLAW

:  to remove the claws of (a cat) usually with the nail matrix and all or part of the last bone of the toe


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