[ ek-sped-i-teyt ]
/ ɛkˈspɛd ɪˌteɪt /

verb (used with object), ex·ped·i·tat·ed, ex·ped·i·tat·ing.

to cut off the pads or claws of (an animal, especially a dog) in order to inhibit deer chasing.

Origin of expeditate

1495–1505; < Medieval Latin expeditātus (past participle of expeditāre), equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + pedit- (stem of pedes) one who goes on foot + -ātus -ate1

Related forms

ex·ped·i·ta·tion, noun
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