Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To deprive of the beard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To deprive of the beard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To remove a barb or barbs from.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To deprive of the beard.

Etymologies

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de- +‎ barb

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

de- + Latin barba beard.

Examples

  • But in California, and in an increasingly large number of states, you can try to railroad such reforms in by direct vote after pounding the public with upbeat television advertising that dumbs the measures down; you can publicly debarb the real measures and make them palatable, even if all your ads are filled with half-truths at best.

    I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

  • But in California, and in an increasingly large number of states, you can try to railroad such reforms in by direct vote after pounding the public with upbeat television advertising that dumbs the measures down; you can publicly debarb the real measures and make them palatable, even if all your ads are filled with half-truths at best.

    I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

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