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disarm

verb
     
dis‧arm
1 [intransitive]PM to reduce the size of your army, navy etc, and the number of your weapons [≠ arm]:
Getting the rebels to disarm will not be easy.
2 [transitive]PMW to take away someone's weapons [≠ arm]:
Captured soldiers were disarmed and put into camps.
3 [transitive] to make someone feel less angry or disapproving of you, and more friendly [↪ disarming]:
His tact and political skills disarmed his critics.
4 [transitive]SCBPMW to take the explosives out of a bomb, missile etc

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