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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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Rwanda is convinced the rebels are not willing to disarm.
16) As examined in this book, the minister's caution was well founded: those records would fall right into the hands of the Nazi Party, which used them to disarm its political enemies and the 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.
Staffordshire Police said the injured officer was part of a small team which had gone upstairs to disarm the teenager.
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.
Police initially tried to disarm him using CS gas, but after he became even more aggressive a plastic bullet was fired.
And they said they hoped the launch of DISARM would co- ordinate efforts to drive home the message that there is ``a better life'',back in Liverpool.
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.