Meaning of “defuse” in the English Dictionary

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defuseverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈfjuz/

to make a difficult or dangerous situation calmer:

The two groups are trying to defuse tensions in the town council over the budget.

If you defuse a bomb, you prevent it from exploding.

(Definition of “defuse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)