declaw

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verb de·claw \-ˈklȯ\

Definition of declaw

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove the claws of (an animal, such as a cat) surgically

Examples of declaw in a sentence

  1. We had our cats declawed.

1953

First Known Use of declaw

1953


DECLAW Defined for English Language Learners

declaw

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verb de·claw \-ˈklȯ\

Definition of declaw for English Language Learners

  • : to permanently remove the claws of (a cat)


Medical Dictionary

declaw

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transitive verb de·claw \(ˌ)dē-ˈklȯ\

Medical Definition of declaw

  1. :  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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