[ dee-fang ]
/ diˈfæŋ /

verb (used with object)

to remove the fangs of: to defang a snake.
to cause to become less powerful or threatening; render harmless.

Origin of defang

First recorded in 1950–55; de- + fang1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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