disarm

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English desarmen (to divest of arms), from Anglo-Norman desarmer

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disarm (third-person singular simple present disarms, present participle disarming, simple past and past participle disarmed)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
  2. (transitive) To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.
  3. (intransitive) To lay down arms; to stand down.
  4. (intransitive) To reduce one's own military forces.

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