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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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The process involves tearing them away from their loved ones; confining them to filthy cages, sheds or feedlots; dehorning, debeaking, castrating or otherwise mutilating them; and subjecting them to a terrifying, violent death in a wretchedly filthy, stinking place.
Last July, the Kingdom banned practices deemed harmful to animals, including tail docking, ear cropping, declawing of all animals, debarking, dehorning, and chemical castration.
He also presided over the change to the 8-4-4 education system and instilled a measure of discipline in the civil service by dehorning public administrators who had carved "personal" fiefdoms for themselves.
Cattle disbudding and dehorning (KLING-EVEILLARD et al., 2015), extrateat removal, castration (HOTZEL et al., 2014), and sheep tail docking (SUTHERLAND & TUCKER, 2011) are procedures performed to ruminants with little or no use of pain control methods.
'I am proud because nowadays farmers in general understand different farming techniques such as row planting, the use of pesticides, stumping, dipping, dehorning and castration.
Dairy cows that don't need to undergo painful dehorning, and pigs immune to a dangerous virus that can sweep through herds.
[Twitter] @BiologistDan: These poachers weren't satisfied with killing and dehorning this Rhino mom.
But over the past two and half years, coinciding with the intensive dehorning efforts, that has dropped to 5%.
"Many organisations have committed to protecting animals through various reactive initiatives, such as dehorning, or inserting sensors in the horn and under the subcutaneous layer of skin, explained Dimension Data Group Executive, Bruce Watson.
"The goal is to try to prevent people from shooting the animal for its horn," says Jana Pretorius, one of the veterinarians who are humanely dehorning rhinos in Africa.