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What is another word for defuse?

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To allay or diminish, especially a tense situation
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“The prospect of a compromise on the matter would, to a great degree defuse the tension between the two populations.”
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To disable or deactivate something dangerous
“A bomb expert is desperately trying to defuse the improvised explosive device.”
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To neutralize or render ineffective
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To decrease in size, amount, value, or degree
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