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disarm

[dis′ärm]
(ordnance)
To remove the detonating device or fuse of a bomb, mine, or other piece of explosive ordnance, or otherwise render it incapable of exploding in its usual manner.
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19) In response to the theses they present, firearm prohibitionists have minimized the significance of Nazi firearms policies, contending that Hitler wished only to disarm and kill Jews.
When the administration decided it had to forcibly disarm Saddam Hussein of his reputed WMDs, another objective became removing him from power.
In Uganda, meanwhile, the government has been periodically killing civilians, bombing homes, and destroying crops as it seeks to disarm the Karamojong, displacing some 80,000 people.
to disarm Hizbollah this time round will compel Israel to resume military operations in Lebanon.
The terrorist chief underlined his intention not to disarm because there would be "no one to defend Lebanon in case of a new Israeli offensive," and claimed the Lebanese army and an international peacekeeping force would be unable to protect the country.
PC Russell intervened and, though suffering cuts to his forearm, managed to grab the woman and disarm her.
Since February 2000, the DISARM program has seized 1,532 weapons and more than $8 million in illegal drugs and drug money, according to Antonovich's office.
DISARM was set up after high-profile shootings,including teenagers Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis, who were celebrating New Year's Evein 2002,in Birmingham.
The fact that the Disarm Trust was founded in response to events like that, and as a result of a conference on gun crime organised by the Home Secretary, was an important step forward.
Six-foot man mountain Sgt Stuart Prosser took just two minutes to get to the scene of an attempted robbery and disarm the attacker.
A STUDENT nurse who stepped into a dangerous brawl to rescue an injured man and disarm a knife man is to receive the Queen's Gallantry Medal.
Home Secretary David Blunkett gave the green light for the garage group to be the faces of Disarm - despite their own links to violence and firearms.