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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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This policy requires the "dual containment" of Iraq and Iran, with a continued defanging of Iraq and a persistent treatment of Iran as a "rogue" state to be isolated and neutralized - recent election results not withstanding.
After many years of newspapers deliberately defanging their editorial pages for fear of offending somebody, it has come to the attention of the industry's heavy thinkers that today's newspapers don't say much of anything.
Capitalism has proved remarkably adept at embracing and defanging its most trenchant critics - the last I heard of Mort Sahl he was supporting Alexander `l'm in charge' Haig's presidential bid.
So the first solution to fixing what's wrong with juries is defanging the consultant by abolishing the peremptory strike.
Recent official moves recall the inglorious past when the strongman thought nothing of bending the law to suit his agenda or defanging Congress to silence contrary views.
The chief objective of the coalition's operations was reinstalling the government of president Hadi and defanging Al Houthis power.