Dis·arm v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disarming p. pr. & vb. n. Disarming.]
1. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
Security disarms the best-appointed army. --Fuller.
The proud was half disarmed of pride. --Tennyson.
2. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.
adj 1: capable of allaying suspicion or hostility and inspiring
confidence; "a disarming smile"
2: capable of allaying hostility
n : act of reducing or depriving of arms; "the disarmament of
the aggressor nations must be complete" [syn: disarmament]
[ant: arming, arming]