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disarm Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb remove offensive capability from
    demilitarise; demilitarize.
  2. verb make less hostile; win over
    • Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely
  3. verb take away the weapons from; render harmless

Dis*arm" transitive verb
OE. desarmen, F. désarmer; pref. dés- (L. dis-) + armer to arm. See Arm.
imperfect & past participle Disarming ; present participle & verbal noun Disarming
  1. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
    Security disarms the best-appointed army. Fuller.
    The proud was half disarmed of pride. Tennyson.
  2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.

Webster 1913