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[ dee-fyooz ]SEE DEFINITION OF defuse

Synonyms for defuse

  • alleviate
  • deactivate
  • lessen
  • soothe
  • cripple
  • demilitarize
  • diminish
  • disable
  • moderate
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • pad
  • restrain
  • soften
  • subdue
  • weaken
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Antonyms for defuse

  • increase
  • agitate
  • aid
  • assist
  • enable
  • free
  • help
  • incite
  • irritate
  • liberate
  • release
  • strengthen
  • trouble
  • upset
  • worry
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFUSE

So we had our people in Gdynia defuse the thing after it was put on board the ship, but otherwise leave it entirely alone.

At one base I was waiting when they wheeled in a stretcher with the remains of an Englishman who had been trying to defuse a bomb.

The stem of the black alder of this country before mentioned as arriving to great size, is simply branching and defuse.

WORD ORIGIN

1943, from de- + fuse. Related: Defused; defusing.

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