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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disarming 
  adj  1:  capable  of  allaying  suspicion  or  hostility  and  inspiring 
  confidence;  "a  disarming  smile" 
  2:  capable  of  allaying  hostility 
  n  :  act  of  reducing  or  depriving  of  arms:  "the  disarmament  of 
  the  aggressor  nations  must  be  complete"  [syn:  {disarmament}] 
  [ant:  {arming},  {arming}] 




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