- 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 [Military/Militar] defensa (feminine) Secretary of Defense (in (United States/los Estados Unidos) ) Ministro, (masculine, feminine) or (Mexico/México) Secretario, (masculine, feminine) de Defensa (before noun/delante del nombre) [spending] de defensa Defence Minister (in (United Kingdom/el Reino Unido) ) Ministro, (masculine, feminine) or (Mexico/México) Secretario, (masculine, feminine) de Defensa 1.2 (on personal level) defensa (feminine) to come to sb's defense salir* or acudir en defensa de algn the old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggers el anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes
- 3(defenses plural)[Medicine/Medicina] [Military/Militar] [Psychology/Psicología] defensas (feminine plural) the body's defenses las defensas del organismo to lower o drop one's defenses bajar la guardia I wore down his defenses conseguí que bajara la guardia
- 4 countable/numerable [Law/Derecho] defensa (feminine) the accused will conduct his own defense el acusado se hará cargo de or llevará su propia defensa ignorance of the law is no defense la ignorancia de la ley no exime de su cumplimiento the defense la defensa (before noun/delante del nombre) defense counsel abogado defensor, (masculine, feminine) defense witness testigo (masculine and feminine) de la defensa
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