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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English desarmen (to divest of arms), from Anglo-Norman desarmer

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disarm (third-person singular simple present disarms, present participle disarming, simple past and past participle disarmed)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of weapons; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
  2. (transitive) To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous
    • 2014 January 21, Hermione Hoby, “Julia Roberts interview for August: Osage County – 'I might actually go to hell for this ...': Julia Roberts reveals why her violent, Oscar-nominated performance in August: Osage County made her feel 'like a terrible person' [print version: 'I might actually go to hell for this ...' (18 January 2014, p. R4)]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1]:
      Foremost in her arsenal is that smile – so enormous and so absurdly disarming that someone should have worked out a way to harness its power into international conflict resolution.
    to disarm a man's wrath
  3. (intransitive) To lay down arms; to stand down.
  4. (intransitive) To reduce one's own military forces.
  5. (transitive) To disable the security systems on.
    • 2012, Todd Julian, Deter & Minimize: The Facts You Need to Know About Home Security, →ISBN:
      You can open and close all the doors you want during this delay. Just keep in mind that if you have to re-enter, and it has been close to a minute, you may want to disarm and then re-arm just to be on the safe side.

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