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disarmament

[dis-ahr-muh-muh nt] /dɪsˈɑr mə mənt/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of disarming.
2.
the reduction or limitation of the size, equipment, armament, etc., of the army, navy, or air force of a country.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; disarm + -ament, after armament
Related forms
nondisarmament, noun
prodisarmament, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disarmament

disarmament

/dɪsˈɑːməmənt/
noun
1.
the reduction of offensive or defensive fighting capability, as by a nation
2.
the act of disarming or state of being disarmed
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Word Origin and History for disarmament
n.

1795; see dis- + armament.

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