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spay

transitive verb \ˈspā, ÷ ˈspād\

: to remove the sex organs of (a female animal) : to make (a female animal) unable to have babies

spayed \ˈspād, ÷ ˈspā-dəd\ spay·ing \ˈspā-iŋ, ÷ ˈspā-diŋ\

Full Definition of SPAY

:  to remove the ovaries and uterus of (a female animal)
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Examples of SPAY

  1. Our cat has been spayed.

Origin of SPAY

Middle English, from Anglo-French espeer to pierce, castrate, from espee sword, from Latin spatha sword — more at spade
First Known Use: 15th century
SPAY Defined for Kids

spay

verb \ˈspā\
spayedspay·ing

Definition of SPAY for Kids

:  to remove the ovaries of (a female animal) <a spayed cat>
Medical Dictionary

spay

transitive verb \ˈspā\
spayedspay·ing

Medical Definition of SPAY

:  to remove the ovaries and uterus of (a female animal)

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