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de·horn

 (dē-hôrn′)
tr.v. de·horned, de·horn·ing, de·horns
1. To remove the horns from.
2. To prevent growth of the horns of (cattle, for example), as by cauterization.
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dehorn

(diːˈhɔːn)
vb (tr)
1. (Veterinary Science) to remove or prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle, sheep, or goats)
2. (Forestry) to cut back (the larger limbs of a tree) drastically
deˈhorner n
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de•horn

(diˈhɔrn)

v.t.
1. to remove the horns of (cattle).
2. to prevent the growth of horns in (cattle).
[1885–90, Amer.]
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dehorn


Past participle: dehorned
Gerund: dehorning

Imperative
dehorn
dehorn
Present
I dehorn
you dehorn
he/she/it dehorns
we dehorn
you dehorn
they dehorn
Preterite
I dehorned
you dehorned
he/she/it dehorned
we dehorned
you dehorned
they dehorned
Present Continuous
I am dehorning
you are dehorning
he/she/it is dehorning
we are dehorning
you are dehorning
they are dehorning
Present Perfect
I have dehorned
you have dehorned
he/she/it has dehorned
we have dehorned
you have dehorned
they have dehorned
Past Continuous
I was dehorning
you were dehorning
he/she/it was dehorning
we were dehorning
you were dehorning
they were dehorning
Past Perfect
I had dehorned
you had dehorned
he/she/it had dehorned
we had dehorned
you had dehorned
they had dehorned
Future
I will dehorn
you will dehorn
he/she/it will dehorn
we will dehorn
you will dehorn
they will dehorn
Future Perfect
I will have dehorned
you will have dehorned
he/she/it will have dehorned
we will have dehorned
you will have dehorned
they will have dehorned
Future Continuous
I will be dehorning
you will be dehorning
he/she/it will be dehorning
we will be dehorning
you will be dehorning
they will be dehorning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dehorning
you have been dehorning
he/she/it has been dehorning
we have been dehorning
you have been dehorning
they have been dehorning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dehorning
you will have been dehorning
he/she/it will have been dehorning
we will have been dehorning
you will have been dehorning
they will have been dehorning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dehorning
you had been dehorning
he/she/it had been dehorning
we had been dehorning
you had been dehorning
they had been dehorning
Conditional
I would dehorn
you would dehorn
he/she/it would dehorn
we would dehorn
you would dehorn
they would dehorn
Past Conditional
I would have dehorned
you would have dehorned
he/she/it would have dehorned
we would have dehorned
you would have dehorned
they would have dehorned
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dehorn - prevent the growth of horns of certain animals
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
2.dehorn - take the horns off (an animal)
take off - take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"
disbud - destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)
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References in classic literature ?
Had they not been dehorned, they would have torn each other to pieces.
This chicken-heartedness, as he dubbed it, disgusted Martin, who consequently took a satisfaction in compelling the boy to assist him actively whenever there were cattle to be dehorned, wire rings to be pushed through bunches of pigs' snouts, calves to be delivered by force, young stuff to be castrated or butchering to be done.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas in an interview with Nampa on Wednesday said the 58-year-old farm owner is licensed by Government to keep dehorned rhino horns.
Jomo advisers were of the opinion that Jaramogi be dehorned immediately he showed his head.
The MC1sc was built for concealment with a slim, dehorned profile for a snag-free draw.
Once dehorned, they were released in eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, earlier in July.
There are also untold custom touches to this gun, for example, every sharp edge dehorned and that recessed serrated slide stop pin.
Even then, there have been cases of dehorned animals being shot for their stumps.
4 The dehorned rhino wakes up after about 20 minutes and gets back on its feet, unharmed.
All the edges of the H9 are dehorned. Except for the deliberately sharp edges of the sights (sights have to be sharp, or they aren't much use), the rest of the H9 has been worked over to remove any sharp edges.
Everything in the show was real, although when I dehorned a bullock and blood squirted all over my face, there was someone under the animal with a squeezy bottle of fake blood to make it look worse than it was."