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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. remove the triggering device from;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

defuse \de*fuse"\ (d[-e]*f[=u]z"), 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. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

defuse v 1: remove the triggering device from [ant: fuse]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "defuse": allay, appease, calm, conciliate, cool, dulcify, lay, lay the dust, mollify, pacify, placate, pour balm on, propitiate, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, soothe, tranquilize