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Main Entry: de·fense
Pronunciation: di-primarystressfen(t)s; as antonym of "offense" often primarystressdemacron-secondarystressfen(t)s
Function: noun
1 : the act of defending : resistance against attack
2 : capability of resisting attack
3 a : means or method of defending b : an argument in support
4 a : a defending party or group b : a defensive team
5 : the answer made by the defendant in a legal action
- de·fense·less /di-primarystressfen(t)s-lschwas/ adjective
- de·fense·less·ly adverb
- de·fense·less·ness noun
- de·fen·si·bil·i·ty /di-secondarystressfen(t)-sschwa-primarystressbil-schwat-emacron/ noun
- de·fen·si·ble /-primarystressfen(t)-sschwa-bschwal/ adjective
- de·fen·si·bly /-blemacron/ adverb

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