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defuse

[di′fyüz]
(ordnance)
To remove the fuse from a munition.
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The aerial drone can fly for ten minutes and is equipped with a water gun that is shot remotely to defuse a bomb.
In an effort to help defuse the current tensions, he is travelling to the region today (Tuesday 20 October 2015) to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas, and other senior officials.
As regards the system's ability to defuse different types of mines, including acoustic, limpet (also magnetic) and pressure-activated mines, Jarreh stated, "We are using specific minesweepers for defusing each type of mines, but this (newly unveiled) system can clear one or two types of naval mines simultaneously.
It could have taken hours to defuse each one and he must have been exhausted at times.
Top 10 Ways to Defuse Your Congregational Time Bomb
1) a bully or bullies start picking on Gun; 2) Gun tries to defuse the situation using nonviolent techniques (reason, persuasion); 3) Gun's attempts to defuse the situation fail miserably, and he is subjected to physical abuse; 4) Gun doesn't respond to said abuse (he thinks of his dear old morn, who hates it when he fights); 5) the physical abuse escalates; 6) Gun grits his teeth (this is the equivalent of Bruce Banner transforming into the Hulk); 7) Gun unleashes a devastating counterattack that reduces his enemies to quivering puddings.
They possess enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase and catalase, that defuse the reactive molecules.
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.
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.