Simple Definition of spay
: to remove the sex organs of (a female animal) : to make (a female animal) unable to have babies
Examples of spay in a sentence
Our cat has been spayed.
Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of spay for Students
: to remove the ovaries of (a female animal) <a spayed cat>
Medical Definition of spay
: to remove the ovaries and uterus of (a female animal)
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