Definition of debug
1 : to remove insects from
2 : to eliminate errors in or malfunctions of <debug a computer program>
3 : to remove a concealed microphone or wiretapping device from
Examples of debug in a sentence
She's been hired to write and debug computer programs.
<the computer program ran much faster after it was debugged>
First Known Use of debug
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Definition of debug for English Language Learners
: to remove the mistakes from (something, such as a computer program)
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