defang

VERB
  1. remove the fangs from
    defang the poisonous snake
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How To Use defang In A Sentence

  • Stars became less incandescent and more establishment; rock's rebels were defanged.
  • Other easy fixes included using power meters to find and defang energy-wasting "vampire" appliances, changing a refrigerator door gasket, tuning up your heating system, and fixing leaky ductwork. 5 Energy-Saving Myths (and what to do instead)
  • NEW YORK - A former Pakistan minister has criticized the Gilani Government for agreeing to the terms and conditions attached with the Kerry-Lugar Bill, saying the United States is trying to 'defang' the country and destroy the armed forces. Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7
  • These forces were threatening the domestics to the point where both sides knew some progress simply had to be made and that served to defang the militancy and bullheadedness that have characterized negotiations heretofore.
  • He's very much aware of the fact that humor can be used to defang a problematic issue.
  • For horror fans who can't bear to watch as defanged vampires and cuddly werewolves make goo-goo eyes over some girl with shiny hair, there's still one monster who resists taming: You will never catch a zombie mooning pretentiously over his true love. 5 books on zombies
  • If their campy, defanged delivery is too much for you, and you like your rock sweaty and sincere, there's still more than a couple songs with wider appeal.
  • A great flick to take the wee ones to, especially when current paranoia practically begs both parents and kids to have their nightmares defanged.
  • First, a trade secret: the snakes with a snake charmer are usually defanged.
  • It certainly doesn't help that these tracks, marginal compositions to begin with, seem to have been completely defanged by glossy production techniques.
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