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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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Earlier, the coroner said men should only be used as a "last resort" to carry out the dangerous task of trying to defuse bombs.
By applying active listening skills, the negotiation team properly pursues a strategy that attempts to lower subjects' emotions, defuse anger, and return the subjects to more rational thinking.
Our service men and women cannot be expected to defuse tense human situations and minimize injury or loss of life without the ability to clearly communicate, effectively and with authority, at safe distances.
Ahsan Iqbal said PM also informed the Parliament that Pakistan and Turkey having great role among Muslim world and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) would make mutual efforts to defuse the prevailing conflict in Yemen.
Summary: Police in Bahrain find and defuse pipe bomb and two gas cylinders that have been placed inside car on main road in Manama.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's newly unveiled home-made minesweeper is an advanced system with the capability to defuse two different types of sea mines simultaneously, a senior Iranian Navy commander announced on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- A personnel from the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was killed and three policemen were wounded while trying to defuse an explosive device on Friday in Pakistan's northern Peshawar city.
Anti-explosives experts managed on Friday (May 14) to defuse four roadside bombs in central al-Ratba district, western Anbar, without damage," Major Raheem Zubn told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Obviously diffuse is not what's needed; the writer wants defuse, which means literally to remove a fuse from a bomb and figuratively "To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile: defuse an international crisis.
Anger is an issue in many relationships, resulting in jealousy, possessiveness, ineffective communication, punitive behavior, "controlling" attitudes and even substance abuse, according to licensed psychologists Lorel Lindstrom, PhD, and Shari Kirkland, PhD, authors of the recently published book, Red Hot Relationships, How to Defuse the Anger and Keep the Romance.
He said a bank employee spotted the bomb outside and immediately called the police to defuse it.
PESHAWAR -- Inspired by the Hollywood movie "The Heart Locker" sulaiman a student of Institute of physics and electronics Department, University of Peshawar, claimed to have discovered a unique robot and interestingly it can defuse bombs.