defuse

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defuse

(dĭ-fūz′)
1. To remove a fuse from an explosive device.
2. To make a crisis or other situation less dangerous or inflammatory.
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The early bomb disposal teams were drawn from the Royal Engineers, their kit consisting of a shovel, a crow bar and a bit of string to pull out the fuse from a "safe" distance if they could run far enough.
Var of bomb disposal team while placing fuse to detonate the suspicious bag
These pictures, supplied by Dave Cocks of Redcar RNLI, shows police |and bomb disposal officers on Redcar's seafront
The present strength of Bomb Disposal Unit is approximately 500 and they have been equipped with the modern explosive detection and disposal equipment and this School is established to provide the requisite specialized training to the Bomb Disposal Unit.
As a precaution the bomb disposal unit attended, carried out checks on the liquids and removed them from the premises.
Officers from Durham Constabulary and a bomb disposal team from Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire were called to the property in Sacriston, near Chester-le-Street, yesterday morning.
Contract notice: framework aggreement on mini size bomb disposal robots, training, spares and tech.
29 ( ANI ): Lal Bahadur Lohar, a member of a bomb disposal team was critically injured on Thursday, while two of his colleagues suffered minor injuries as they diffused an explosive this morning in Jalpaipuri, West Bengal.
A GRENADE dating from the War Of Independence which was discovered in a garden was yesterday disabled by bomb disposal experts.
After an initial examination of the device by police officers, army bomb disposal officers were called in.
Summary: In Aurora, Denver, a bomb disposal robot examines the boot of a car.
The bomb was found located near a school block and was disposed by a bomb disposal team, police said.