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defund

Line breaks: de¦fund
Pronunciation: /diːˈfʌnd/

Definition of defund in English:

verb

[with object] US
Prevent from continuing to receive funds: the California Legislature has defunded the Industrial Welfare Commission
More example sentences
  • ‘What they're thinking of is not only the fact of just making these courts go away and re-creating them the next day but also defunding them,’ he said.
  • But since it's hard to win elections when you're defunding programs that many voters have come to depend upon, it's easier to simply leave things as they are and run deficits.
  • And we are basically defunding our homeland security effort.

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