Definition of defuse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


/diˈfyuz; dɪˈfyuz/
1 defuse something to stop a possibly dangerous or difficult situation from developing, especially by making people less angry or nervousLocal police are trying to defuse racial tension in the community.2 defuse something to remove the fuse from a bomb so that it cannot explodePolice closed the road while they defused the bomb.
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