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exungulate (ek-SUNG-uh-layt)

verb transitive: to pare nails, claws, etc.

From Latin exungulare (to lose the hoof), from ex- (out) + ungula (claw, nail, hoof, talon, etc.). Earliest documented use: 1623

Usage (from Wordsmith)

“Pets mimic their owners; Fred [the dog] is very protective. A few days after me and Jordana had done the dirty for the first time, he swiped me across the ear. I would like to exungulate Fred.”
Joe Dunthorne; Submarine: A Novel; Random House; 2008.

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