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.

Nearby words

  1. disapprobation,
  2. disapproval,
  3. disapprove,
  4. disapproving,
  5. disarm,
  6. disarming,
  7. disarmingly,
  8. disarrange,
  9. disarray,
  10. disarticulate

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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British Dictionary definitions for disarmament

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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Word Origin and History for disarmament

disarmament

n.

1795; see dis- + armament.

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