verb. remove the claws from.
1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present People declaw cats for a variety of reasons, but the most common reason is to protect furniture, walls, carpeting and door and window jambs from being scratched beyond repair. 2. Noun, singular or mass Your cat most likely will be groggy, sore or irritable for a day or two after his declaw surgery and may shiver or tremble. 3. Verb, base form In addition, many vets throughout North America refuse to declaw even in locales where it is not yet illegal.