Definitions for defusediˈfyuz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•fusediˈfyuz(v.t.)-fused, -fus•ing

  1. to remove the fuze from (a bomb, mine, etc.).

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  2. to make less dangerous, tense, or embarrassing:

    to defuse a tense situation.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defuse(verb)

    remove the triggering device from


  1. defuse(Verb)

    To remove the fuse from (a bomb, etc.).

  2. defuse(Verb)

    To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defuse(verb)

    to disorder; to make shapeless

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to remove the fuse from (a bomb etc).

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