Spay meaning

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To remove surgically the ovaries of (an animal).
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To sterilize (a female animal) by removing the ovaries.
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To remove surgically the ovaries of an animal.
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To remove or destroy the ovaries (of an animal) in order that it cannot become pregnant.
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Rare spelling of spayard.
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Origin of spay

  • Middle English spaien from Anglo-Norman espeier to cut with a sword from espee sword from Latin spatha spathe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Middle English verb spayen.

    From Wiktionary

  • See spayard.

    From Wiktionary