动词过去式:defused 过去分词:defused 现在分词:defusing 第三人称单数:defuses
1 remove or make useless the device that sets off (a bomb, etc) 拆除（炸弹等）的引信.
2 (fig 比喻) reduce the dangerous tension in (a difficult situation) 缓和（困难局面 的紧张状态
*defuse tension, anger, a crisis 减弱紧张气氛、平息怒火、缓和危急局面.
to improve a difficult or dangerous situation, for example by making people less angry or by dealing with the causes of a problemdefuse a situation/crisis/row etc Beth's quiet voice helped to defuse the situation.defuse tension/anger etc The agreement was regarded as a means of defusing ethnic tensions.
to remove the fuse
from a bomb in order to prevent it from exploding