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Line breaks: dis|arma¦ment
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɑːməm(ə)nt

Definition of disarmament in English:


[mass noun]
The reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons: the public wanted peace and disarmament [as modifier]: disarmament treaties between America and the former Soviet Union
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  • Should we be forced to commit our troops because of his failure to disarm, the mission will be complete disarmament, which will mean regime change.
  • Could bombing and mass death have been avoided by ensuring complete disarmament of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and by securing improvements in human rights?
  • Universal controlled disarmament must replace deterrence and arms control as the national defense goal.

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