Translation of defuse in Spanish:

defuse

Pronunciation: /diːˈfjuːz/

vt

  • [bomb] desactivar; [situation/atmosphere] distender*; [crisis/anger] calmar
    More example sentences
    • Security guards patrolling the area informed police, who in turn notified the Bomb Disposal Unit, who defused the explosive device.
    • Grimly, he picked up a manual on defusing explosive devices and began to skim through it, just in case.
    • The army began searching the area on Friday and is defusing explosive devices strewn around the area by the blasts.
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    • I can't help thinking that if Chuck were alive, he would have handled this unsavory, unneighborly encounter much better than I, for he was an expert at defusing tense situations.
    • It is learnt that more changes in the civil administration are also in the offing as part of the ongoing efforts to defuse the tense situation.
    • With their friendly but firm goodwill and common sense they were able to defuse many potentially dangerous situations and undoubtedly saved many lives.

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