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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To remove the claws from: declaw a cat.
  • transitive v. To strip of power, potency, or strength; make harmless or less threatening.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To surgically remove the claws from.
  • v. To make harmless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to remove the claws from, -- used especially with a cat as an object.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove the claws from

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