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v. dis·armed, dis·arm·ing, dis·arms
a. To divest of a weapon or weapons.
b. To deprive of the means of attack or defense; render harmless: "Have the courage to appear poor, and you disarm poverty of its sharpest sting" (Washington Irving).
a. To overcome or allay the suspicion, hostility, or antagonism of.
b. To win the confidence of.
1. To lay down arms.
2. To reduce or abolish armed forces.

[Middle English disarmen, from Old French desarmer : des-, dis- + armer, to arm (from Latin armāre, from arma, weapons; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]

dis·arm′er n.
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Noun1.disarmer - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputesdisarmer - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
peacenik, dove - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
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1872: Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, nuclear disarmer and Nobel Prize for literature winner, was born in Trelleck, Monmouthshire.
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He has been lied to by the complacent officials who were protecting their own backs "Chernobyl turned Gorbachev into a far more passionate nuclear disarmer. From now on a constant refrain was how nuclear war would be infinitely worse than a thousand ChernobylsIts effect was the single biggest event on the Soviet leadership since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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(Unlike in Blum-Kulka et al., 1989, the utterances that qualify go beyond tag questions.) Disarmer I know you are very busy.
1872: Bertrand Russell, philosopher, |mathematician, nuclear disarmer and Nobel Prize for literature winner, was born in Trelleck, Monmouthshire.
It starts with a grounder providing the reason for the subsequent request ('I am out of holidays but my mom is ill'), then a disarmer with an embedded intensifier ('I would really appreciate it') and also a downtoner ('kindly').
NOW AND THEN: One-time disarmer of bombs Charles Ryder.
There, the willingness to accept any arms or ammunition for entry into DDR, though misguided, indicates a genuine desire to collect as much materiel as possible, regardless of the owner's "authenticity." In other words, the status of the disarmer was in some respects secondary to disarmament.