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defang

(dē-făng′)
tr.v. de·fanged, de·fanging, de·fangs
To remove the fangs of (a snake, for example).
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Susannah Clements's The Vampire Defanged is promisingly billed as a study of the vampire figure in popular culture, with the back cover stating that her work will help readers "make Christian sense of this particular obsession.
They said the law's Article 65, which was enacted following loose bank management that helped trigger a financial crisis before World War II, would be defanged by the amendment.
We effectively appear to have defanged the worm," Sundwall said.
In this way, the objection that Strawsonian moral responsibility is no more than an useful fiction is defanged.
All of which reinforces the notion that in a number of today's most troubled companies, the CFO's watchdog role has been defanged -- with devastating results.
With little of the world left unexplored or plundered, and most natural predators pushed to the edge of extinction, with Catholicism and its accompanying devils and demons eroded by scientific rationalism, and with the medicalisation of the concept of `evil' into `sickness', most of the old monsters have been largely defanged.
They normalized, privatized, and defanged the rebellious, gender-bending, antimilitarist ten dencies among young Germans.
Even if a bill passes, it could be defanged in conference committee, giving Bush the innocuous bill he really wants to sign.
His group may have more followers this way, but the defanged Nation of Islam is an irrelevant Nation of Islam.
In the May GENE THERAPY, researchers working with two strains of defanged, modified herpesvirus in the United States and in Scotland reported reassuring results of the first human safety trials in patients with malignant brain tumors.
The CDA was then defanged and refanged in a series of cheap backroom operations that would affront the dignity of the shoddiest Tijuana dentist.
Why on earth leave him as a defanged chairman of the board?