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spay

Saltos de línea: spay
Pronunciación: /speɪ
 
/

Definición de spay en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
Sterilize (a female animal) by removing the ovaries: the animals must be spayed or neutered before they are given up for adoption
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Spaying your pet before her first heat will significantly reduce her chances of developing breast cancer later in life.
  • By spaying your cat, you can prevent several unwanted behaviors.
  • Nearly 71,000 cats and dogs were spayed or neutered over the four-year period.

Origen

late Middle English: shortening of Old French espeer 'cut with a sword', from espee 'sword', from Latin spatha (see spathe).

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Pronunciación: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words