verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for defang
It may even sink the talks President Obama is hoping will persuade Iran to defang its nuclear program.Russia’s Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran|Eli Lake|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be sure, Washington has been trying to defang this capability, but it has been living with it.Leslie H. Gelb: North Korea, U.S. Headed to Brink of War, Unnoticed|Leslie H. Gelb|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is indeed a threat, but it is the Northern Irish parties themselves who are in the best position to defang it.