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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 IED was defused at about 2 pm an hour after Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah's cavalcade left the area.
The explosives are usually defused or detonated by experts without causing injuries.
Another police force seized a depot of explosives in Zayouna region, while a force from the 37th brigade of the 9th division found a weapons cache in north of al-Taji and defused three bombs in Abi Samak region in south of Baghdad," the statement added.
One of the bombs exploded, while the other was later defused by personnel of the Bomb Disposal Squad.
Meanwhile, police in Ali Khan Qala area on the Kabul-Gardez Highway of central Logar province found some explosives beneath a small bridge and defused it in place.
A bomb was defused outside a policeman's home in Annalong, County Down.
He thought the situation had been defused when he turned his back and Regos attacks him.
Summary: Doda (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 18 (ANI): An old Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was defused by the police on Thursday at Ponda village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.
QUETTA:The police foiled a major terror bid as it recovered a bomb planted by the roadside which was defused by bomb disposal squad (BDS).
According to police, each of the bombs defused by the bomb disposal squad (BDS) contained 4kgs of explosive material.
Baquba / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The Detachments of combating explosives in Diyala police defused three explosive devices in the province.
During the operation, fours bomb planted at roadside were recovered and subsequently defused.