Definition of defang in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈfaŋ/


[with object]
Make (something) harmless or ineffectual: the president had largely defanged the opposition
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  • Instead of being authentic art, music becomes a thing to be bought and sold, which debases the very meaning of the music and defangs the threat.
  • Luckily, these pre-summit initiatives were defanged and something quite different took place in Geneva instead.
  • Stars became less incandescent and more establishment; rock's rebels were defanged.

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