render harmless

render harmless
index decontaminate, disarm (divest of arms)

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  • harmless — harmless, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive, unoffending are comparable when meaning not having hurtful or injurious qualities. Harmless may be applied to whatever seems incapable of doing harm {poor harmless fly Shak.} {be ye therefore wise as… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • render — ren‧der [ˈrendə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] formal 1. to cause something to change in a particular way: • He was denied building permission for his property, effectively rendering it worthless. • In some cases, companies were rendered insolvent when… …   Financial and business terms

  • render — [[t]re̱ndə(r)[/t]] renders, rendering, rendered 1) VERB You can use render with an adjective that describes a particular state to say that someone or something is changed into that state. For example, if someone or something makes a thing… …   English dictionary

  • render — ren|der [ˈrendə US ər] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: rendre to give back , from Latin reddere] 1.) to cause someone or something to be in a particular condition render sb/sth impossible/harmless/unconscious etc ▪ He was rendered… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • render — verb 1 render sth useless/render sb harmless etc to make someone or something useless etc: New laws have rendered this kind of assistance virtually impossible. 2 render an apology/an explanation/a service etc formal to say sorry to someone, give… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • harmless — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ make sth, render sth ▪ chemical wastes which have to be rendered harmless …   Collocations dictionary

  • AVOT NEZIKIN — (Heb. אֲבוֹת נְזִיקִין; lit. Fathers of Damage ), the classification of torts . Certain passages in the Pentateuch (Ex. 21–22) have been expounded in the Talmud to form the basis on which tortious liability in Jewish law can be classified. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • disarm — I (divest of arms) verb arma homini adimere, attenuate, cripple, deactivate, debilitate, decimate, deescalate, demilitarize, demobilize, deprive of arms, deprive of means of defense, deprive of power, deprive of strength, deprive of weapons,… …   Law dictionary

  • decontaminate — verb absterge, antisepticize, clean, cleanse, depurate, deterge, disinfect, fumigate, hygienize, lustrate, make aseptic, make disease free, make germ free, make healthful, make hygienic, make innoxious, make pure, make salubrious, make wholesome …   Law dictionary

  • Marine pollution — While marine pollution can be obvious, as with the marine debris shown above, it is often the pollutants that cannot be seen that cause most harm. Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful effects, can result from the entry… …   Wikipedia

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