disarmament

[ dis-ahr-muh-muh nt ]
/ dɪsˈɑr mə mənt /

noun

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 formsnon·dis·ar·ma·ment, nounpro·dis·ar·ma·ment, adjective
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disarmament

/ (dɪsˈɑːməmənt) /

noun

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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