Disarm
Disarm Dis*arm", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disarming}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disarming}.] [OE. desarmen, F. d['e]sarmer; pref. d['e]s- (L. dis-) + armer to arm. See {Arm}.] 1. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless. [1913 Webster]

Security disarms the best-appointed army. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The proud was half disarmed of pride. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath. [1913 Webster]


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