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English definition of “defuse”

defuse

verb [T] (DIFFICULT SITUATION)    /ˌdiːˈfjuːz/
to make a difficult or dangerous situation calmer by reducing or removing its cause: The two groups will meet next week to try to defuse the crisis/situation/tension.Calm and relaxed
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