debleat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ bleat

Verb[edit]

debleat (third-person singular simple present debleats, present participle debleating, simple past and past participle debleated)

  1. (transitive) To devocalize (a goat).
    • 1944, M.S.U. Veterinarian (volumes 5-6, page 24)
      The above operation is similarly performed to "debleat" goats when their vocal manifestations become objectionable to the community.

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