defuse

Definition of defuse

de`fuse´   Pronunciation: dė`fūz´
v. t.1.To disorder; to make shapeless.
2.To remove the fuse from; to deactivate (a bomb or other explosive device) or make it ineffective.
3.To make less dangerous; as, to defuse a tense confrontation between demonstrators and police.

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allay, appease, calm, conciliate, cool, dulcify, lay, lay the dust, mollify, pacify, placate, pour balm on, propitiate, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, soothe, tranquilize
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