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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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Abbas, who is also president of the executive committee of Palestine Liberation Organization, urged India and Pakistan to exert all possible efforts 'to defuse the crisis and not resort to escalation,' in order to preserve good neighbourhood and serve the best interests of both the nations and whole world.
A bomb disposal squad technician wears a special suit used to defuse live bombs.
"Similar to its significant and pivotal role in defusing sanctions all throughout the last 32 years (after the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran), the Defense Ministry will strive in the new year to take long strides towards economic independence and self-sufficiency and to further defuse the sanctions through research, planning, creativity, innovation and new achievements," the minister reiterated.
'He would say we have to save lives and would run to the spot to defuse a planted bomb or explosives without having second thoughts.'
"Punhal Khan, the personnel of Bomb Disposal Squad was assigned the task to defuse landmines along Pat Feeder Canal to carry out act of terrorism," the police said.
"Acting on intelligence information, bombs experts managed to defuse a bomb in the industrial area in central Falluja, without causing damage," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Talking to media in Tehran, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan's top priority is to defuse tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The personnel of BDU were called in to defuse the hand grenades who neutralized the explosive devices.
24) to defuse three Katyusha rockets, ready to be launched in al-Iskan region, central Amara," Colonel Sadeq Salam told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He said a bank employee spotted the bomb outside and immediately called the police to defuse it.
He added that the security force summoned the Anti explosives unit, which managed to defuse the car bomb after closing the roads leading to the place without casualties, pointing out that the cooperation of citizens shares in defusing several improvised explosive devices and car bombs during the current year .
WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: Police forces managed on Friday to defuse a bomb in western Kut, a security source said.