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tr.v. dis·bud·ded, dis·bud·ding, dis·buds
1. To remove buds from (a plant) to promote better blooms from the remaining buds or control the shape of the plant.
2. To prevent the growth of horns on (livestock) by destroying or removing newly developing horns.
vb, -buds, -budding or -budded
1. (Horticulture) to remove superfluous buds, flowers, or shoots from (a plant, esp a fruit tree)
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science to remove the horn buds of (calves, lambs, and kids) to prevent horns growing
v.t. -bud•ded, -bud•ding.
to remove buds from (a plant) to enhance its shape or to improve its bloom.
Past participle: disbudded
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|Verb||1.||disbud - thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers|
|2.||disbud - destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)|
dehorn - take the horns off (an animal)