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tr.v. de·fused, de·fus·ing, de·fus·es
1. To remove the fuse from (an explosive device).
2. To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile: a diplomatic move that defused the international crisis.
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Noun1.defusing - the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
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KARACHI -- Police on Saturday foiled a terror bid by defusing a bomb planted in a motorcycle in the city.
'Nine people including five policemen got injured in the exercise of defusing the explosives in the area'.
Nowshera -- 9 people including 3 police personnel were injured while defusing homemade bomb in Nowshera.
The defusing lasted until mid-afternoon when local fire officials confirmed the bomb was safely diffused.
People leave the forbidden area near the European Central Bank as 16 000 people are evacuated prior to the defusing of a WWII bomb in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, July 7, 2019.
QUETTA -- Security Force foiled on Wednesday an attempt to blow up Peshawar-bound Jaffar Express by defusing an explosive device planted on main railway track near the Sattar-Landi area of Mach Town district Bolan.
Recruited in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police in 1998 Inayatullah Tiger was critically injured seven times while defusing suicide jackets and explosive materials but didn't surrender and continue his services.
The control room is equipped with X-ray machines and even a bomb detection and defusing robot, which can also help people trapped in fire or smoke.
Over the past year, ANAMA defused up to 93 million square meters of the Azerbaijan's territory, detecting and defusing 35,117 UXOs, 204 anti-tank mines and 35 anti-personnel mines.
It may be noted that previous security forces had also foiled a terror bid by defusing around a bomb planted near railway track.
PESHAWAR -- Bomb disposal unit foiled major sabotage bid by defusing an explosive device on main Phando road Peshawar on Thursday.
He added that the process of defusing them took place without causing casualties.