- (transitive) To remove the fuse from (a bomb, etc.).
- (transitive) To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile.
- to defuse a hostage situation
The words defuse and diffuse are sometimes confused.
to remove the fuse from a bomb
to make something less dangerous
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