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
Recent Examples of debug from the Web
Stephanie wants to add another applications developer to the team with responsibilities that might range from debugging databases, meeting with clients, and general problem-solving to installing and customizing a system in some far-off land.
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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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