[ 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.
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Examples from the Web for defanged
Financial firms want less regulation and defanged or compliant regulators.
People came from far and wide to photograph the defanged tiger in his Fort Sill home.The Bin Laden of His Day? A New Biography of Geronimo|Marc Wortman|December 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Without Muller, Germany was defanged by the swarming Spanish defense.