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spay

 (spā)
tr.v. spayed, spay·ing, spays
To remove surgically the ovaries of (an animal).

[Middle English spaien, from Anglo-Norman espeier, to cut with a sword, from espee, sword, from Latin spatha; see spathe.]

spay

(speɪ)
vb
(Veterinary Science) (tr) to remove the ovaries, and usually the uterus, from (a female animal)
[C15: from Old French espeer to cut with the sword, from espee sword, from Latin spatha]

spay

(speɪ)

v.t.
to remove the ovaries of (an animal).
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French espeïer to cut with a sword (Old French espeer), derivative of espee sword; see épée]

spay

- A shortening of a French word espeer, meaning "cut with a sword."
See also related terms for sword.

spay


Past participle: spayed
Gerund: spaying

Imperative
spay
spay
Present
I spay
you spay
he/she/it spays
we spay
you spay
they spay
Preterite
I spayed
you spayed
he/she/it spayed
we spayed
you spayed
they spayed
Present Continuous
I am spaying
you are spaying
he/she/it is spaying
we are spaying
you are spaying
they are spaying
Present Perfect
I have spayed
you have spayed
he/she/it has spayed
we have spayed
you have spayed
they have spayed
Past Continuous
I was spaying
you were spaying
he/she/it was spaying
we were spaying
you were spaying
they were spaying
Past Perfect
I had spayed
you had spayed
he/she/it had spayed
we had spayed
you had spayed
they had spayed
Future
I will spay
you will spay
he/she/it will spay
we will spay
you will spay
they will spay
Future Perfect
I will have spayed
you will have spayed
he/she/it will have spayed
we will have spayed
you will have spayed
they will have spayed
Future Continuous
I will be spaying
you will be spaying
he/she/it will be spaying
we will be spaying
you will be spaying
they will be spaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spaying
you have been spaying
he/she/it has been spaying
we have been spaying
you have been spaying
they have been spaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spaying
you will have been spaying
he/she/it will have been spaying
we will have been spaying
you will have been spaying
they will have been spaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spaying
you had been spaying
he/she/it had been spaying
we had been spaying
you had been spaying
they had been spaying
Conditional
I would spay
you would spay
he/she/it would spay
we would spay
you would spay
they would spay
Past Conditional
I would have spayed
you would have spayed
he/she/it would have spayed
we would have spayed
you would have spayed
they would have spayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.spay - remove the ovaries ofspay - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
defeminise, defeminize - remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats)
desex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex, fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

spay

verb
To render incapable of reproducing sexually:
Translations
steriloida

spay

[speɪ] VT [+ animal] → sacar los ovarios a

spay

[ˈspeɪ] vtstériliser

spay

vt cat, dogsterilisieren

spay

[speɪ] vtsterilizzare
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