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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weed \Weed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Weeding.] [AS. we['o]dian. See 3d Weed.] [1913 Webster] 1. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden. [1913 Webster] 2. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate; -- commonly used with out; as, to weed out inefficiency from an enterprise. "Weed up thyme." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Wise fathers . . . weeding from their children ill things. --Ascham. [1913 Webster] Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To free from anything hurtful or offensive. [1913 Webster] He weeded the kingdom of such as were devoted to Elaiana. --Howell. [1913 Webster] 4. (Stock Breeding) To reject as unfit for breeding purposes. [1913 Webster]