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Definition of the verb dehorn

What does dehorn mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: dehorned | dehorning | dehorns

  1. prevent the growth of horns of certain animals
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  2. take the horns off (an animal)

Alternative definition of the verb dehorn


  1. [transitive] To remove the horns from.

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Google previewGun Digest Book of the Revolver (2011)

by Grant Cunningham

It does makes for a very slick feel, but whether it's significantly better than a simple dehorn is a matter of some debate. One thing's for sure – if you show up to the range with a melted revolver, you will attract attention. One modification is often ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

98, 2000 ¦ Cool Antarctica, 2003: ®Antarctic slang ̄ dehorn ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1926 dehorn verb1 to have sex after a long period of celibacy US, 1972. 2 to demote or ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

dehorned adj. [20C+J (US) demoted, deprived of a position of power or authority. [SE dehorn, to ...

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

DEHORN Among cowmen, to take the horns off cows or (more often) calves. In the old days, the horns were sawed off. Now the operation is usually done at branding, when the horns are just nubs, with a tool called a scoop. The wound is then ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

storm styliform swarm thunderstorm transform uniform warm whipworm windstorm ORN acorn adorn airborne alpenhorn baseborn bighorn blackthorn born borne buckthorn bullhorn Capricorn careworn corn Dearborn dehorn firstborn foghorn ...

Google previewDiamond Pocket English Dictionary

by Dr. Baljit Singh

dehorn n. to dishorn . dehumanization n. state of being dehumanized. dehumanize v.t to deprive of delusion 194 demonstrate delusion n. illusion; act of deluding; fallacy.

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

Slang, fix, arrange, capsize, change, cut, dehorn, prune, spade, trim, doctor, knacker, mutilate, unsex. See HINDRANCE.

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Scrabble value of D2E1H4O1R1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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