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English definition of “defuse”

defuse

verb [T] (BOMB)    /ˌdiːˈfjuːz/
to prevent a bomb from exploding: Bomb disposal experts have defused a 110-pound bomb at Victoria Station.Calming and relaxingBombs and missiles
(Definition of defuse verb (BOMB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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