Definition for DIS-ARM'

DIS-ARM', v.t. [s as z; Fr. desarmer; Sp. and Port. desarmar; dis and arm.]

  1. To deprive of arms; to take the arms or weapons from, usually by force or authority; as, he disarmed his foes; the prince gave orders to disarm his subjects. With of before the thing taken away; as, to disarm one of his weapons.
  2. To deprive of means of attack or defense; as, to disarm a venomous serpent.
  3. To deprive of force, strength or means of annoyance; to render harmless; to quell; as, to disarm rage or passion.
  4. To strip; to divest of any thing injurious or threatening; as, piety disarms death of its terrors.

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