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tr.v. de·clawed, de·claw·ing, de·claws
1. To remove the claws from: declaw a cat.
2. To strip of power, potency, or strength; make harmless or less threatening.


vb (tr)
(Veterinary Science) to remove the claws from (an animal or bird)


to remove the claws from.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.declaw - remove the claws from; "declaw a cat"
take off - take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"
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like they can't be 'trained,' they need to roam to be happy, they need to be declawed so they don't scratch the furniture.
He is declawed on his front paws, thus he must be an indoor-only cat (which he has been his whole life).
In terms of the Paw Proj ect/declawing, it made me really sick to think about how my last cat was declawed.
They can face a range of abuse, from being yelled at or squirted with water to being declawed, put outdoors or surrendered to a shelter.
Compared with autotomized males, these declawed crabs displayed activities that suggest an awareness of the wound caused by the appendage being twisted off and the data are consistent with an impaired welfare for these animals.
A special enclosure will be opened for lions who have been declawed, such as the lioness found in Al Barsha.
Many have been mutilated in captivity with some having been declawed and one has lost an eye.
What seemed like a settlement between the legitimate Authority and the forces of the fait accompli is in reality a swap between the shape of the power of a declawed Authority and the consolidation of the security-related and thus political differentiation of one specific area.
They surgically removed the pair of claws from one set of males and compared the amount of sperm transferred by them with a group of males who hadn't been declawed after they had all mated with receptive or unreceptive females.
But domesticated bliss has not declawed the drama queen from the Great White North who once wailed, "Every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back, I hope you feel it.
The animal showed none of the usual evidence of captivity: wear from a collar, being declawed, neutered, or having a microchip; instead, all signs pointed to the animal being wild.