debarb

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

de- +‎ barb

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

debarb (third-person singular simple present debarbs, present participle debarbing, simple past and past participle debarbed)

  1. (transitive) To remove a barb or barbs from.
    how to debarb a fish hook

Etymology 2[edit]

From de- + Latin barba (beard).

Verb[edit]

debarb (third-person singular simple present debarbs, present participle debarbing, simple past and past participle debarbed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To deprive of the beard.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for debarb in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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