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debug

verb [T] uk   /ˌdiːˈbʌɡ/ (-gg-) us  

debug verb [T] (REMOVE MISTAKES)

to remove bugs (= mistakes) from a computer program: to debug a program

debug verb [T] (REMOVE DEVICES)

to look for and remove bugs (= hidden listening or recording devices) from a place: Security officers had debugged the room before the meeting.
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