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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 supplier shall provide evidence that he has experience in the production and distribution of defusing robots and can show reference customers in the evacuation / defusing explosives and ordnance detection.
Defusing the explosive and shifting it to a military shooting range "could take us up to two days," he added.
"One of the rockets exploded while police were defusing it," police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzay said.
"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 added that the two car bombs were prepared to go off if the military units approach to them, pointing out that the defusing process took place without casualties.
KOBLENZ, Germany, Muharram 9, 1433, Dec 4, 2011, SPA -- Officials in Germany gave the all-clear Sunday after defusing two World War II bombs discovered in the Rhine River, UPI reported.
added that the BDS was busy in defusing the other packet.
It may be mentioned here that security forces had also foiled a terror bid by defusing a bomb planted near rail track on December 18.
HANGU -- The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) here Tuesday averted an attempt of sabotage by defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by unknown miscreant near a slaughter house.
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.
QUETTA -- Security forceshas foiled a major terror bid in Quetta while defusing a bomb in Kali Tarkha area on Tuesday.