Synonyms of defuse
, see diffuse
1 calmDictionary • Officials will hold talks aimed at defusing tensions over trade.
calm • She had a drink to calm her nerves.
smooth • smoothing the path towards a treaty
take the heat or sting out of
, make worse
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• She had a drink to calm her nerves.
disableIf someone or something disables a system or mechanism, they stop it working, usually temporarily.
• You need to disable the car alarm.
disarmIf a country or group disarms, it gives up the use of weapons, especially nuclear weapons.
• The forces in the territory should disarm.
Thesaurus for defuse from the Collins English Thesaurus