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;Related formsex·ped·i·ta·tion, noun
< Medieval Latin expeditātus
(past participle of expeditāre
), equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1
(stem of pedes
) one who goes on foot + -ātus -ate1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018