- to remove insects from
- to find and correct the defects, errors, malfunctioning parts, etc. in
- Informal to find and remove hidden electronic listening devices from (a place)
Origin of debugde- + bug
transitive verbde·bugged, de·bug·ging, de·bugs
- To remove a hidden electronic device, such as a microphone, from: debug a conference room.
- To make (a hidden microphone, for example) ineffective.
- To search for and eliminate malfunctioning elements or errors in: debug a spacecraft before launch; debug a computer program.
- To remove insects or other small pests from, as with a pesticide.
(third-person singular simple present debugs, present participle debugging, simple past and past participle debugged)
de- + bug
debug - Computer Definition
To correct a problem in hardware or software. Debugging software means locating the errors in the source code (the program logic). Debugging hardware means finding errors in the circuit design (logical circuits) or in the physical interconnections of the circuits.