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 dewormer (audio) \ noun

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The authors noted that the boy’s case points to a larger public health issue in Cameroon, where deworming programs are affected by lack of funding and access in high-risk areas. Fox News, "GRAPHIC IMAGES: Boy, 4, has dozens of worms removed from intestines after complaints of pain, vomiting," 11 June 2019 Your adoption fee typically includes the first round of vaccinations, along with other medical services, like deworming and a spay or neuter. USA TODAY, "Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of having a dog," 22 June 2018 Clinic services include nail trimming, microchipping, deworming and heartworm testing. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Citizens for Animal Protection expands low-cost clinic hours," 12 June 2018 McGill said race officials alerted the other 2018 Yukon Quest mushers as well as the communities the race passed through about the presence of whipworms on the trail, urging them to talk to a veterinarian about deworming protocols. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "Yukon Quest bans two-time champ from 2019 race after necropsy reveals dead dog had preventable health problems," 25 Apr. 2018 McGill said those results indicate Boppy was likely not on the proper schedule for deworming medication. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "Yukon Quest bans two-time champ from 2019 race after necropsy reveals dead dog had preventable health problems," 25 Apr. 2018 The older kittens are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and dewormed. Terry Demio,, "Go ahead, call her a crazy cat lady: Woman refuses to leave 80 cats behind in flood," 26 Feb. 2018 Banh treated the patient with deworming medication and quizzed him about lifestyle or travel habits that could have led to the diagnosis. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "A Sushi Lover Pulled a 5-Foot Tapeworm Out of His Body," 19 Jan. 2018 Vitamin supplements and deworming yielded similar results. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse. An ambitious experiment hopes to save them," 21 Sep. 2017

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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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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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