(d*fz"), v. t. [Cf. Diffuse.] 1. To disorder; to make shapeless. [Obs.] Shak.
[1913 Webster]

2. To remove the fuse from; to deactivate (a bomb or other explosive device) or make it ineffective.
Syn. -- deactivate.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. To make less dangerous; as, to defuse a tense confrontation between demonstrators and police.


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