Synonyms of 'defuse'
Officials will hold talks aimed at defusing tensions over trade.
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She had a drink to calm her nerves.
If someone or something disables a system or mechanism, they stop it working, usually temporarily.
You need to disable the car alarm.
Thesaurus for defuse from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you defuse a dangerous or tense situation, you calm it.