va·​sec·​to·​mize | \ və-ˈsek-tə-ˌmīz How to pronounce vasectomize (audio) , vā-ˈzek- \
vasectomized; vasectomizing

Definition of vasectomize

transitive verb

: to perform a vasectomy on

Examples of vasectomize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once most of the male deer are sterilized, a program would need to be established to vasectomize any deer that may swim over from New Jersey, where the borough’s deer are thought to have originated. Jonathan Wolfe, New York Times, "Solving Staten Island’s Deer Problem With a Snip and a Stitch," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of vasectomize

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasectomize

vasectomy + -ize

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“Vasectomize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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transitive verb
variants: or chiefly British vasectomise \ və-​ˈsek-​tə-​ˌmīz How to pronounce vasectomise (audio) , vā-​ˈzek-​ How to pronounce vasectomise (audio) \
vasectomized or chiefly British vasectomised; vasectomizing or chiefly British vasectomising

Medical Definition of vasectomize

: to perform a vasectomy on

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