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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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he ( Singh) was defanged. He thought he could induct the ministers he wanted into his team.
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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.
The program was initially criticized as having been "defanged" because it lacked specificity, which does not mean that it goes easy on the banks.