verb (used with object), de·fused, de·fus·ing.
verb (used without object), de·fused, de·fus·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM defusede·fus·er, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH defusedefuse , diffuse
Example sentences from the Web for defuse
I wanted a show that would glide through my neural pathways, defusing the daily mind bombs CNN’s “Situation Room” often set off.To detox from the news, I binge-watched ‘Dallas.’ It was more than just fun.|Sibbie O'Sullivan|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
One woman received $40,000 after saying an officer pulled her hair and punched her as she tried to defuse an argument between two others.These are the police misconduct lawsuits the public hears little about|Paul Schwartzman|December 25, 2020|Washington Post
My mom had to run over and try to defuse the situation as the woman screamed.