spaying

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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.]
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Noun1.spaying - neutering a female by removing the ovaries
altering, neutering, fixing - the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering"