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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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After watching and discussing a film about the cruelty of cat declawing (The Paw Project), one student discussed her family's decision to declaw their cat many years ago:
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She's heard from distraught residents who were told to declaw their cats when a change in management occurred, as well as potential residents who were told apartment communities or Public Housing Authorities required declawing.
Lewis had terrorized Cisero's neighborhood for years, and when his antics led to a criminal charge, Cisero chose to go to court rather than euthanize or declaw him.
that it causes and declawing, it is more * It deprives the cat of an humane to declaw the cat important form of defense.
All those having pets were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with the statements "It's okay to declaw cats" and "My pet is a member of my family.
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Declawing is usually performed only on indoor or well-protected cats that have little need to defend themselves, and it is normally necessary to declaw only the front feet.