Definition of disarm
- disarmed criticism by admitting her errors
- disarm captured troops
- disarm a ship
- disarm a bomb
The government has been unsuccessful at disarming the rebels.
The terrorists have refused to disarm.
It took more than an hour to disarm the bomb.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to take weapons from (someone or something)
: to give up weapons
: to make (a bomb, mine, etc.) harmless
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