[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. expediate,
  2. expediency,
  3. expedient,
  4. expediential,
  5. expediently,
  6. expedite,
  7. expediter,
  8. expedition,
  9. expeditionary,
  10. expeditious

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 formsex·ped·i·ta·tion, noun

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