Definition of declaw in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈklɔː/


[with object]
Remove the claws from (an animal, typically a cat).
Example sentences
  • A better vet later gently declawed this poor cat and her life was better for it.
  • Of course, declawed cats should be indoor-only pets and you should be very careful mixing them with cats that still have their claws.
  • I've always been horrified by the idea of declawing a cat (even a housecat), but if she doesn't take a shine to the kid, it could get nasty.

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