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Definition of the verb defang
What does defang mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: defanged | defanging | defangs
- remove the fangs from
- example: defang the poisonous snake
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] The cook deboned the fish
Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): debark, debone, debug, declaw, decontaminate, defat, deflower, defog, deforest, defrost, degas, deglaze, degrease, dehorn, deice, delouse, desalt, descale, desex, destress, detusk, devein, disembowel, eviscerate.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for defang
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by Random House
-ang, bang, bhang, clang, dang, fang, gang, gangue, hang, pang, rang, sang, slang, spang, sprang, stang, tang, twang, vang, whang, yang; big bang, birth pang, boomslang, chain gang, eliffhang, defang, gang bang, gobang, harangue, ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
prang, rang, sang, slang, spang, sprang, stang, tang, twang, whang, yang cliff- hang, defang, ginseng, harangue, linsang, meringue, mustang, orang, parang, Pinang, press-gang, probang, shebang, slam-bang, straphang, trepang, whizbang ...
by Gerard C. Wertkin
This definition, which emphasizes the pervasiveness of built forms within the American landscape, serves to defang the classist, elitist, and ethnocentric conception that vernacular architecture is created by economically, culturally, ...
Encyclopedia of Prehistory (2001)
Volume 3: East Asia and Oceania by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember
Zhai Defang (1994). "Shilun Xiajiadian shangceng wenhua qing- tongqi" ( Preliminary discussion on bronze artifacts of the Late Xiajiadian culture). In Neimenggu wenwu kaogu wenji, ed. Li Yiyou and Wei Jian. Beijing: Zhongguo dabaike ...
From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set by Paul Finkelman
Since jail didn't work, Washington tried to defang the Guardian by financing competing papers and funding a libel lawsuit by a young Yale orator, William Pickens, later of the NAACP. The Guardian called Pickens “a little black freak” with “a ...
Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite
defang v. make harmless or ineffectual. default n. 1 failure to fulfil an ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
defang 7verb [with obj.] make (something) harmless or ineffectual: the president had largely defanged the opposition. defat 7verb (defats, ...
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Video shows what defang means. To remove the fangs from (something).. To render harmless.. Defang Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.
Scrabble value of D2E1F4A1N1G2
The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine