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tr.v. de·fund·ed, de·fund·ing, de·funds
To stop the flow of funds to: "Some days, they wake up with a burning desire to defund the Public Broadcasting System and the National Endowment for the Arts" (Joe Conason).


vb (tr)
1. to remove the funds from (a person, organization, or scheme)
2. archaic to pour down



to withdraw financial support from: to defund a government program.
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I think we should follow through on defunding sanctuary cities But regardless of the defunding, which I hope occurs, it is an awful amount of money.
Defunding the Palestine refugee agency now will threaten Israeli security, especially in the beleaguered Gaza Strip, create chaos in the Occupied Territories, bring down the Palestinian Authority and enrage host countries.
The shortsighted vindictiveness of the House leadership failed to consider the adverse economic impact of defunding infrastructure projects in the districts and constituencies of dissenting solons,' Lagman said in a statement.
Defunding the Eugene Natives Program is devastating to current students who count on the program for cultural enrichment and awareness.
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Defunding the military works extremely well when we are bent on peacekeeping.
Although the same legal reasoning appeared to apply to Texas, Abbott quickly used the defunding pledge as fodder to solicit donations for his hefty campaign war chest.
APHA showed its continued support for Planned Parenthood as the organization faced efforts toward federal and state defunding.
Republicans in Congress remains fanatically devoted to their pointless, cruel, and (one hopes) ultimately futile mission of defunding and destroying Planned Parenthood and replacing it with (one assumes) some sort of gulag-type system for poor and pregnant women.
Shortsighted public policies, like defunding critical health services, won't do anything to help us compete for business and workers.
One is to insist that no more money go to Planned Parenthood and cause a government shutdown (which won't result in actually defunding Planned Parenthood).
In 2013, the government shut down "due to a dispute over defunding the Affordable Care Act," Friedman told ThinkAdvisor.