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[dee-fuhnd] /diˈfʌnd/
verb (used with object)
to withdraw financial support from, especially as an instrument of legislative control:
Many university programs were defunded by the recent government cutbacks.
to deplete the financial resources of:
The cost of the lawsuit defunded the company's operating budget.
Origin of defund
de- + fund Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • defund it as much as possible to free up money and time for missions that actually produce science and do real exploration.
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