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It is 5 characters.

Remove one, my meaning does not change.
Remove two, I am a cat.
Remove all of them, I am a empty spot.
Remove all but one, I am a number.
Steal my infix, I am a type of python.

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  • $\begingroup$ completely off the wall question, but are you sure you are a cat and not a dog? $\endgroup$
    – SteveV
    Apr 5 at 19:25
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I think the answer is

BOMBA

Remove one, my meaning does not change.

BOMBA is the Spanish for BOMB (one letter removed)

Remove two, I am a cat.

BOB

Remove all of them, I am a empty spot.

Not sure about this, surely if you remove all the letters from a word it becomes empty - possibly a reference to being cleared by a bomb.

Remove all but one, I am a number.

M (Roman numeral for 1000)

Steal my infix, I am a type of python.

BOA

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  • $\begingroup$ I had this exact answer, and for whatever reason put it out of my mind. Well done on getting past the mind trap I apparently had... $\endgroup$ Apr 5 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ It would work, except that a Boa is not a type of Python. They are related in that they are from the same Order, but they are of different Genus (Boidae and Pythonidae respectively). $\endgroup$
    – jsm
    Apr 6 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ @jsm It seems Merriam-Webster has made a mistake then (perhaps OP used the same reference?) $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Apr 6 at 22:39

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