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1. defuse

verb. ['dɪˈfjuːz'] remove the triggering device from.

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • pack
  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle

Etymology

  • de- (English)
  • de (Latin)
  • fuse (English)

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Rhymes with Defuse

  • misconstrues
  • transfuse
  • newport-news
  • santa-cruz
  • drive-thrus
  • disabuse
  • aeroperu's
  • worldnews
  • underuse
  • primenews
  • kangaroos
  • excuse
  • confuse
  • chartreuse
  • suffuse
  • shampoos
  • revues
  • reviews
  • review's
  • refuse
  • recuse
  • overuse
  • misuse
  • infuse
  • diffuse
  • bocuse
  • bemuse
  • toulouse
  • tattoos
  • taboos

Sentences with defuse


1. Verb, base form
If an upset co-worker confronts you, defuse the situation and help that person calm down.

Quotes about defuse


1. The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, 'Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.'
- Billy Gardell

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