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defense

noun: (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"

noun: protection from harm; "sanitation is the best defense against disease"

noun: (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"

noun: the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"

noun: (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

noun: the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

noun: the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial"

noun: the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"

noun: an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; "he joined the defense against invasion"

noun: a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"

noun: a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"

noun: the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury; "a good boxer needs a good defense"; "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"


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defense

Length: 7 letters

Scrabble value: 11

Words with Friends value: 12

Literati value: 9

TWL (USA): Found

SOWPODS (UK): Found


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