defund

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Etymology[edit]

From de- +‎ fund.

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defund (third-person singular simple present defunds, present participle defunding, simple past and past participle defunded)

  1. (transitive, chiefly US) To cancel funding for.
    • 1996, Amy Gutmann, Dennis Frank Thompson, Democracy and Disagreement
      Did the Arizona legislators satisfy the principles of deliberation when they decided to defund organ transplants?
    • 2003, David E Lewis, Presidents and the Politics of Agency Design
      However, when Congress has attempted to defund a presidential agency, presidents have responded by creating new agencies to perform similar functions.
    • 2010, "Coming back to bite him", The Economist, 14 Oct 2010:
      So Republicans are planning instead a strategy of “defunding” the new health law.

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