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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 police cordoned off the area and called the bomb disposal squad, who found a time bomb in the suitcase and successfully defused it.
Separately, another 200 people had to be evacuated from the southern German city of Nuremberg as experts there defused another bomb left from the war.
Militants had planned to fire the rockets at the district headquarters, but police discovered the weapons and defused them, he said.
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.
The French government says a parcel bomb intercepted last week en route from Yemen to the US was defused just 17 minutes before it was due to go off.
One of the bombs exploded, while the other was later defused by personnel of the Bomb Disposal Squad.
Bomb disposal squad and security personnel defused the explosive device before it caused serious casualties.
Summary: Iranian security personnel defused a homemade bomb found on an aircraft during a domestic flight late on Saturday, Iranian state media said, two days after a mosque bombing killed 25 people in the
ARMY bomb experts yesterday defused an incendiary device left near one of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions.
The material uses the case study method of learning and analysis in 496 pages of informative text, 170 highlighted and defused liability time bombs, and 345 well-known court cases, including discussion and research exercises.
Police defused three bombs at an airport on the island of Corsica yesterday (28 August).