Synonyms of 'defuse'
to reduce the tension in (a difficult situation)Officials will hold talks aimed at defusing tensions over trade.
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in the sense of disable
to make ineffective, unfit, or incapable
You need to disable the car alarm.
in the sense of disarm
(of a country) to decrease the size and capability of one's armed forces
The forces in the territory should disarm.
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