Definitions for defuse

defuse de·fuse

Spelling: [dee-fyooz]
IPA: /diˈfyuz/

Defuse is a 6 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 10 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 11 points.

You can make 57 anagrams from letters in defuse (deefsu).

Definitions for defuse

verb (used with object)

  1. to remove the fuze from (a bomb, mine, etc.).
  2. to make less dangerous, tense, or embarrassing:

verb (used without object)

  1. to grow less dangerous; weaken.

Origin of defuse

First recorded in 1940-45; de- + fuse1

Examples for defuse

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.

Police ceded Taksim on June 1, following days of clashes, in an effort to defuse tensions.

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

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

Obama has failed to defuse Republican opposition or devise a long-term plan.

Principle-based decision making could boost perceived integrity and defuse an overly personalized DC political climate.

But now, he says, the Jonnie Williams mess threatens not just to defuse but to trump the McAuliffe ethics card.

But they still could have done more to defuse the calls for violence from their allies.

One possible way to defuse the financial incentives and advantages to doping is to legalize it.

On Monday night the contours of a deal to defuse the ticking fiscal bomb emerged in the Senate.

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