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verb     disarm pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisarming
past tensedisarmed
past participledisarmed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to take someone’s weapons so that they can no longer use them
  2. 2
    [transitive] to make someone feel less angry or unfriendly because of the way you behave or talk to them
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