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unarm

[uhn-ahrm]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to deprive or relieve of arms; disarm.
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Origin of unarm

First recorded in 1300–50, unarm is from the Middle English word unarmen. See un-2, arm2
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Examples from the Web for unarm

Historical Examples

  • So he alighted, tied his horse to the tree, and prayed the lady to unarm him.

    Stories of the Days of King Arthur

    Charles Henry Hanson

  • Unarm him first, then if he be not obstinate Preserve his life.Arc.

  • Do you mean, then, to fall upon them naked and unarm'd, and butcher them in cold Blood?

    Benjamin Franklin

    Frank Luther Mott

  • Go, tell no man to unarm himself; and let them shoot, in case of necessity, as sharply on those who cry France and St. Denis!

    Quentin Durward

    Sir Walter Scott

  • And therewith Sir Launcelot alighted, and tied his horse to the same tree, and prayed the lady to unarm him.


British Dictionary definitions for unarm

unarm

verb
  1. a less common word for disarm
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