Definition of Defuse

1. Verb. Remove the triggering device from.

Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Defusing
Antonyms: Fuse



Definition of Defuse

1. v. t. To disorder; to make shapeless.

Definition of Defuse

1. Verb. To remove the fuse from (a bomb, etc.). ¹

2. Verb. To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To disorder; to make shapeless. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defuse

1. to remove the fuse from [v -FUSED, -FUSING, -FUSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defuse

defuelling
defuels
defugalty
defunct
defuncting
defunction
defunctions
defunctive
defunctness
defuncts
defund
defunded
defunding
defunds
defurfuration
defuse (current term)
defused
defuser
defusers
defuses
defusing
defusion
defusions
defusive
defuze
defuzed
defuzes
defuzing
defuzzification
defy

Literary usage of Defuse

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1. Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal : an Annotated Topical Bibliography ...by Steven C. Kettler by Steven C. Kettler (1993)
"Ronald Reagan "defuse the knowledge of the Bible and the hungry will be fed and the naked clothed. "defuse the knowledge of the Bible, and the stranger will ..."

2. U.S. Policy Toward Northeastern Europe: Report of an Independent Task Force by Zbigniew Brzezinski (1999)
"In particular, it could help to defuse the "defensibility" argument. ... This could help defuse the saliency of the membership issue and would buy time for ..."

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