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disarm

in genetic terminology, to delete genes that are PATHOGENIC from, for example, a PLASMID or VIRUS.
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There never was a new prince who has disarmed his subjects; rather when he has found them disarmed he has always armed them, because, by arming them, those arms become yours, those men who were distrusted become faithful, and those who were faithful are kept so, and your subjects become your adherents.
On the way back they found the man who had been disarmed bending over his wounded comrade.
In one moment Cornelius was disarmed, and Gryphus raised and supported; and, bellowing with rage and pain, he was able to count on his back and shoulders the bruises which were beginning to swell like the hills dotting the slopes of a mountain ridge.
The Spaniards, indeed, despised them, and especially, having thus disarmed them, made light of their threatenings; but the two Englishmen resolved to have their remedy against them, what pains soever it cost to find them out.
The foremost lay, a second later, in the trampled dirt of the court, disarmed and groaning from a broken wrist.
In his time they armed gentlemen, not disarmed them.
But Winthrop and the ministers being the most powerful, they disarmed and imprisoned Mrs.
This unexpected liberality, which made it nearly as profitable and infinitely less hazardous for Rose to remain honest than to play the rogue, completely disarmed him.
The Tin Woodman's axe was snatched from his grasp by some person behind him, and he found himself disarmed and helpless.
Please, please," she pleaded, and she disarmed me by the words, as I was to discover they would ever disarm me.
Thus far successful, Cedric spurred his horse against a second, drawing his sword at the same time, and striking with such inconsiderate fury, that his weapon encountered a thick branch which hung over him, and he was disarmed by the violence of his own blow.
Since it was adopted in November, about 160 policemen in Metro Manila have been disarmed - and slapped with administrative complaints - for various offenses, Albayalde said in a Camp Crame briefing last week.