deworm

verb
de·​worm | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈwərm How to pronounce deworm (audio) \
dewormed; deworming; deworms

Definition of deworm

transitive verb

: to rid of worms : worm sense 4 deworm a dog

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Other Words from deworm

dewormer \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈwər-​mər How to pronounce deworm (audio) \ noun

Examples of deworm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His adoption fee is $125 At Friends for Life Animal Rescue, all animals are altered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and cats are tested for FELV/FIV. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Briona and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 29 May 2020 At Friends for Life Animal Rescue, all animals are altered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and cats are tested for FELV/FIV. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Cassie and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 15 May 2020 At Friends for Life Animal Rescue, all animals are altered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and cats are tested for FELV/FIV. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Juliann and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 1 May 2020 All pets should be dewormed and have a stool test come back negative, because some parasites can be dangerous to humans. Elizabeth Greenwood, New York Times, "How to Introduce Pets to Babies," 16 Apr. 2020 As far as Rene, the group took the injured puppy to the doctors and dewormed him. Francisco Guzman And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "A 12-year-old boy left his dog outside a shelter. A heartbreaking note explained why," 21 Feb. 2020 By using randomisation to set the schedule by which different schools’ pupils would be treated for intestinal worms, Mr Kremer and his co-author, Edward Miguel, learned that deworming improved health and attendance—but not test scores. The Economist, "This year’s Nobel prizes prompt soul-searching among economists," 21 Nov. 2019 The coalition helps to identify effective interventions — like deworming campaigns — and then joins with governments and nongovernmental organizations to carry them out. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, "Nobel Economics Prize Goes to Pioneers in Reducing Poverty," 14 Oct. 2019 Available pets can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2lt7yQR Adoptions include initial vaccinations, spaying/neutering, microchipping, deworming, flea and tick treatment, heartworm or FELV/FIV testing, a free sample bag of food and other services. David Ibata, ajc, "Space runs short for cats at Cherokee County shelter," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of deworm

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deworm was in 1926

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“Deworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deworm. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for deworm

de·​worm | \ (ˈ)dē-ˈwərm How to pronounce deworm (audio) \

Medical Definition of deworm

: to rid (as a dog) of worms : worm

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