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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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Although the defusing went smoothly, the entire incident was traumatic.
QUETTA -- The Frontier Corps Balochistan has foiled a terrorist bid by recovering 10 kg explosives and defusing it in Ahmedabad area of Noshki district, on Monday.
PESHAWAR -- The police here on Friday foiled a terror bid by defusing five hand grenades in Mattani area on the outskirts of the district.
PESHAWAR -- Bomb Disposal officials foiled a terror bid after defusing four kilogram time bomb in Lahore Bus Stand situated in the jurisdiction of Gulbahar Police Station.
Al-Shammari said that the process of defusing the car bomb was carried out without causing damage.
PESHAWAR -- The police have averted a bid of terrorism by defusing a low-intensity bomb at Bacha Khan Chowk here on Friday.
DERA MURAD JAMALI -- A Head Constable of Special Branch Bomb Disposal Squad embraced martyrdom when he was defusing landmines planted by unknown armed men in Sohbatpur area on Wednesday.
PESHAWAR -- Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) officials foiled a terror bid after defusing 10kg bomb in the jurisdiction of Chamkani Police Station on Wednesday.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Baghdad Operations Command announced on Monday 3 March the killing of a terrorist, destroying a cache of ammunition and defusing three explosive devices were ready to go off during a security operation north of Baghdad.
PESHAWAR -- The city police here Friday foiled a bid of terrorism by defusing a bomb in the limits of Machini police station and arrested one accused on the spot.
PESHAWAR -- The Police on Monday averted a bid of terrorism by defusing two low- intensity Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) bombs in Charsadda district.
PESHAWAR -- Bomb Disposal Squad foiled a terror bid after defusing a suicide jacket in Achini Bala area of Sarband on Friday.