verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈbəg\

: to remove the mistakes from (something, such as a computer program)

Full Definition of DEBUG

transitive verb
:  to remove insects from
:  to eliminate errors in or malfunctions of <debug a computer program>
:  to remove a concealed microphone or wiretapping device from
de·bug·ger noun

Examples of DEBUG

  1. She's been hired to write and debug computer programs.
  2. <the computer program ran much faster after it was debugged>

First Known Use of DEBUG



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