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To free from disturbance
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“If we don't defuse these time bombs quickly, they will quite literally explode in our faces one morning as we open the newspapers.”
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To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile
“One died this morning, trying to defuse an improvised explosive device.”
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To decrease in size, amount, value, or degree
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To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
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