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verb [transitive] defuse pronunciation in British English /diːˈfjuːz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydefuse
he/she/itdefuses
present participledefusing
past tensedefused
past participledefused
  1. 1
    to make a situation more relaxed by making people feel less angry or less worried
    The government is trying to defuse tensions over cuts in public spending.

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