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verb de·bug \(ˌ)dē-ˈbəg\

Simple Definition of debug

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

Full Definition of debug

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to remove insects from

  3. 2 :  to eliminate errors in or malfunctions of <debug a computer program>

  4. 3 :  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>



1944

First Known Use of debug

1944



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