Spay Spay, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spaying}.] [Cf. Armor. spac'hein, spaza to geld, W. dyspaddu to geld, L. spado a eunuch, Gr. ?.] To remove or extirpate the ovaries of, as a sow or a bitch; to castrate (a female animal). [1913 Webster]

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