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Verb
Disarm; smooth over
“If we don't defuse these time bombs quickly, they will quite literally explode in our faces one morning as we open the newspapers.”
Verb
To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile
“One died this morning, trying to defuse an improvised explosive device.”
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