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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Detective inspector Gavin Heckles, who is leading the inquiry, said: "EOD Bomb Disposal Engineers from Catterick have conducted a thorough search of the house in Fulforth Way and are satisfied that the property poses no threat to the wider community.
A police spokeswoman said: "The Bomb Disposal Team have removed five mortars after they were discovered at a field in Llanllechid.
They called in the bomb disposal squad and we attended the scene on standby until we were stood down at 6.
The on-site bomb disposal unit raced to the scene and had to carry out a controlled blast to enter the building.
The bomb disposal experts are leaving their base of the last 30 years for a new depot.
The bomb disposal squad rushed to the spot after receiving information and defused the bomb.
According to the Inspector General of Police, this school is the first of its kind in entire Pakistan established by Police for the capacity building of civil law enforcement bomb disposal units.
Another resident said: "I just saw the bomb disposal unit.
It was a battle of wits that pitted German ingenuity against British resourcefulness, told through a handful of key figures in the new science of bomb disposal.
Army bomb disposal experts were called to the Tyneside station to inspect the devices, which had been transported in a car by a man.
Summary: Lincoln city centre came to a halt as hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of a bomb disposal expert killed in Afghanistan.
The bomb disposal unit was called and the device has been taken away for examination.