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defuse

[di′fyüz]
(ordnance)
To remove the fuse from a munition.
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An earlier message on Twitter read: "Ban Ki-moon is travelling to Israel and Palestine in an effort to help defuse tensions.
A team of experts from the Military Engineering Department was sent to defuse the bomb.
Soldiers working in Afghanistan can only use robots if they are certain an area is clear of other devices and they will never try to defuse a pressure-sensitive bomb remotely.
To go further and hold a "beer summit" to allegedly defuse the situation with Obama as an arbiter - when in fact he was a party to it in the first place - is so ironical.
Top 10 Ways to Defuse Your Congregational Time Bomb" is a guide for church leaders to become community mediators who help their congregation solve conflicts in the most peaceful and faith inspiring ways possible.
counterpart, Christopher Hill, that Pyongyang is ready to take measures to defuse its nuclear facilities, including a 5-megawatt nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, by the end of the year, according to the report.
Her sub-title, the debt threat and why we must defuse it, links the discussion to the acute dangers our children and grandchildren may face, leaving no doubt about its priority for planners, politicians, economists and all of us.
Police Senior Superintendent Nihal Karunaratne rushed to the scene and directed the bomb disposal squad to defuse the device.
This was a case where my client was trying to defuse a potentially dangerous situation,'' Villasana said during his opening statement in Blanks' murder trial.
This process may take time, and the negotiation team must employ patience and understanding and use active listening skills(3) in an effort to thoughtfully communicate with the hostage taker, defuse the conflict, and work toward establishing a level of rapport that allows them to explore problem-solving options and progress to a nonviolent resolution.
LRAD supports the efforts of the armed services and Homeland Security agencies to defuse potentially hostile or dangerous situations by communicating voice instructions, plus reinforcing them and influencing behavior with a highly irritating warning tone.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said that Pakistan would play its positive role to defuse Yemens conflict as per decision taken in the joint sitting of the Parliament.