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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

v. - Remove the triggering device from.

Usage examples (31)
  • Is this just a way to kind of defuse the issue while President Clinton's in Moscow?
  • The one that was designed to "defuse" the whole Reverend Wright issue? ...
  • (This version CORRECTS a quote from the imam 'defuse' instead of 'diffuse'.)
  • Knowing Sarkozy, he probably made a pass a Merkel in an attempt to "defuse" the situation. for more
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  • The bomb squad will prevent a "diffuse" (widespread; rambling) distribution of the chemical when they "defuse" (to remove an explosive device) the bomb.
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