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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BEER-SHEVA, Israel, March 9 (UPI) -- Engineers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel say they have developed a way to "declaw" nuclear fuel, ensuring only peaceful plutonium use.
Instead they make the case that the only way to stop the disproportionately high Black on Black gun violence and homicide rate is to 'declaw' Black males like you and I, removing this threatening tool from our possession.
People who are anti-declawing generally are not all that educated on the actual facts, because the anti-declaw community is incredibly vocal compared to the rest of us.
Yeah, after $20K of damage to furniture and getting close to divorce (and spending $400/mt on counseling), HER cats finally got declawed (mine was a total declaw from 10 weeks old).
Expect the new Republican majority to try to destroy the forty year old Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, to defund, and declaw the EPA.
He was from a species of the creep family, a diagnostician told me as a favor, later, after I was forced to declaw him.
He had the wisdom to declaw an ambitious dictator and leave him in power to counterbalance the influence of Iran.
I swore to spay the cat, keep her indoors, never declaw her, and give her back to the cat woman if we became unable to care for her.
As of November 10, six California cities have passed declaw bans.
Little more than one year after the death of the declawed cat that forever carved out a spot in my heart, I find great irony in the fact that the declaw ban is sweeping through my home state of California.