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1. defang

verb. remove the fangs from.

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge

Etymology

  • de- (English)
  • de (Latin)
  • fang (English)
  • fang (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word defang


1. Verb, base form
However, as of 2013, many accused the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban of attempting to consolidate its power and defang the media, the New York Times reported in March that year.

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