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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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


[dɪsˈɑːməʳ] Npartidario/a m/f del desarme


nAbrüstungsbefürworter(in) m(f)
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