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verb disarm pronunciation in American English /dɪsˈɑrm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydisarm
he/she/itdisarms
present participledisarming
past tensedisarmed
past participledisarmed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to take someones weapons so that they can no longer use them
    a plan to disarm paramilitary groups
    1. a.
      [intransitive] if a country or organization disarms, it reduces or gets rid of its weapons or military
      Terrorist groups are unlikely to disarm.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to make someone feel less angry or unfriendly because of the way you behave or talk to them
    Interviewers are disarmed by her straightforward approach.

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