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      verb
      sacrificar

      (example: Some 3,500 birds have been culled so far in the Van region to prevent the spread of bird flu)

      noun (m)
      sacrifici
      (example: Turkey will speed up a poultry cull this weekend to contain the virus).

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        Jaume OrtolÓ i Font added a comment -

        Lou Hevly wrote:

        >For me, "cull" means not simply "kill", but "to select something to be removed". Animals at animal shelters are sometimes "put >down" ("sacrificat", a euphemism for "killed") because their numbers grow too large for the facility, whereas "culling" more precisely >means removing the less desirable members of herds, litters, etc. (though I've ever used it used for non-living things, such as fruits, >etc.). Breeders cull litters to improve the breed.

        >AFAIK there is no word in Catlan for this; I think it would be best to say "escollir per (tal de) sacrificar".

        En catalÓ tenim el verb triar, que Ús el sin˛nim mÚs popular de "escollir, elegir" (= to choose), que s'utilitza en un sentit semblant a "cull" per˛ no per a animals sinˇ per a fruites, llegums, etc.

        2 tr Separar d'una cosa les impureses que contÚ, sia garbellant-la, sia netejant-la amb les mans, etc. Triar mongetes, llenties, arr˛s.

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        Jaume OrtolÓ i Font added a comment - Lou Hevly wrote: >For me, "cull" means not simply "kill", but "to select something to be removed". Animals at animal shelters are sometimes "put >down" ("sacrificat", a euphemism for "killed") because their numbers grow too large for the facility, whereas "culling" more precisely >means removing the less desirable members of herds, litters, etc. (though I've ever used it used for non-living things, such as fruits, >etc.). Breeders cull litters to improve the breed. >AFAIK there is no word in Catlan for this; I think it would be best to say "escollir per (tal de) sacrificar". En catalÓ tenim el verb triar, que Ús el sin˛nim mÚs popular de "escollir, elegir" (= to choose), que s'utilitza en un sentit semblant a "cull" per˛ no per a animals sinˇ per a fruites, llegums, etc. 2 tr Separar d'una cosa les impureses que contÚ, sia garbellant-la, sia netejant-la amb les mans, etc. Triar mongetes, llenties, arr˛s.

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            Linda Oxnard
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            Linda Oxnard
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