Definitions for defusediˈfyuz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defuse(verb)

    remove the triggering device from

GCIDE

  1. defuse(v. t.)

    To make less dangerous; as, to defuse a tense confrontation between demonstrators and police.

  2. defuse(v. t.)

    To remove the fuse from; to deactivate (a bomb or other explosive device) or make it ineffective.

  3. Origin: [Cf. Diffuse.]

Wiktionary

  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

  2. Origin: [Cf. Diffuse.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    At a time in which we are trying to defuse a persistent and dangerous conflict, this does not contribute towards that.

  2. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    If we miss this opportunity, the chance to defuse the serious conflict in eastern Ukraine by way of negotiations will be gone for a long time.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We're trying to figure out a way to help defuse the tensions and reduce the potential for more conflict and we're exploring various possibilities to that end.

  4. State John Kerry:

    We’re trying to figure out a way to help defuse the tensions and reduce the potential for more conflict and we’re exploring various possibilities to that end.

  5. Ivan Sandor:

    In the past few weeks all sides tried to use the tensions for their own (political) benefit. I think that at a table laden with good food we can perhaps defuse these tensions.

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