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

Examples of deworm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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: 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 After the surgery, doctors dewormed the boy and his family members with an oral dose of mebendazole, and he was released after seven days. Fox News, "GRAPHIC IMAGES: Boy, 4, has dozens of worms removed from intestines after complaints of pain, vomiting," 11 June 2019 Brady, who said the kittens' mother died, said the five girls and one boy are still nursing and are in the process of being dewormed. Tiffini Theisen,, "6 orphaned kittens hitch a dark, lonely ride on Sister Hazel’s tour bus," 22 July 2019 All dogs and cats available for adoption have been spayed or neutered, received blood work, vaccinations, deworming and flea treatments. Megan Becka,, "Summit County Animal Control to host pet adopt-a-thon July 20," 12 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of deworm

1926, in the meaning defined above

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12 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Deworm.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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