vet

vet1
/vet/, n., v., vetted, vetting. Informal.
n.
1. veterinarian.
v.t.
2. to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or as a doctor.
3. to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.: An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.
v.i.
4. to work as a veterinarian.
[1860-65; short for VETERINARIAN]
vet2
/vet/, n., adj. Informal.
veteran.
[1865-70, Amer.; shortened form]

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