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.).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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

    to defuse a tense situation.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of defuse:

1940–45

de•fus′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defuse(verb)

    remove the triggering device from

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


Translations for defuse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

defuse(verb)

to remove the fuse from (a bomb etc).

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