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defense also: (British) defence
American English: /dəˈfɛns/
, /ˈdiˌfɛns/
British English: /dɪˈfɛns/

Translation of defense in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (Military) Secretary of Defense (in US)
    Ministro (-tra) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa
    (Mexico) Secretario (-ria) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa
    (before noun) (spending)
    de defensa
    Defence Minister (in UK)
    Ministro (-tra) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa
    (Mexico) Secretario (-ria) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa
    1.2 (on personal level) to come to somebody's defense
    salir or acudir en defensa de alguien
    the old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggers
    el anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes
  • 3
    also: defenses plural
    (Medicine, Military, Psychology)
    defensas (feminine plural)
    the body's defenses
    las defensas del organismo
    to lower or drop one's defenses I wore down his defenses
    conseguí que bajara la guardia
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