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[dis-ahr-muh-muh nt] /dɪsˈɑr mə mənt/
the act or an instance of disarming.
the reduction or limitation of the size, equipment, armament, etc., of the army, navy, or air force of a country.
Origin of disarmament
1785-95; disarm + -ament, after armament
Related forms
nondisarmament, noun
prodisarmament, adjective Unabridged
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  • And he did so to advance his political agenda for nuclear disarmament.
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  • They could again promise cash in exchange for meaningful nuclear disarmament, and make every effort to engage him.
  • Nuclear disarmament and education reform were the hot topics at its meeting earlier this year.
  • The two countries agreed to resume nuclear-disarmament talks.
British Dictionary definitions for disarmament


the reduction of offensive or defensive fighting capability, as by a nation
the act of disarming or state of being disarmed
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Word Origin and History for disarmament

1795; see dis- + armament.

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