Definition of spay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spay

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//speɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spay
BrE BrE//speɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪ//
 
he / she / it spays
BrE BrE//speɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪz//
 
past simple spayed
BrE BrE//speɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪd//
 
past participle spayed
BrE BrE//speɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪd//
 
-ing form spaying
BrE BrE//ˈspeɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspeɪɪŋ//
 
Pets
 
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spay something (specialist) to remove the ovaries of a female animal, to prevent it from breeding Have you had your cat spayed? See related entries: Pets Word Origin late Middle English: shortening of Old French espeer ‘cut with a sword’, from espee ‘sword’, from Latin spatha, from Greek spathē ‘broad blade’.
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