- remove the claws from.；make harmless or less threatening
verb: declaw, 3rd person present: declaws, gerund or present participle: declawing, past tense: declawed, past participle: declawed
- 1. remove the claws from.
- ▪ make harmless or less threatening the Grimms' fairy tales were declawed beyond recognition
- remove the claws from (an animal, typically a cat).