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Main Entry: de·fense
Pronunciation: di-fen(t)s; as antonym of "offense" often d-fen(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-fen(t)s-ls/ adjective - de·fense·less·lyadverb - de·fense·less·nessnoun - de·fen·si·bil·i·ty /di-fen(t)-s-bil-t-/ noun - de·fen·si·ble /-fen(t)-s-bl/ adjective - de·fen·si·bly /-bl/ adverb