from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove the fangs of (a snake, for example).
- transitive v. To undermine the strength or power of; make ineffectual: an attempt to defang the opposition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove the fangs from (something).
- v. To render harmless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove the fangs from
de- + fang (Wiktionary)