Example sentences for: defuse

How can you use “defuse” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • World nuclear powers are scrambling to defuse the India-Pakistan arms race . After Pakistan reportedly detonated six bombs in retaliation for the five detonated by India last month, Indian political leaders 1) suggested India would resume its "voluntary moratorium" on nuclear tests; 2) proposed a no-first-use treaty with Pakistan; and 3) urged talks on a "nondiscriminatory" world treaty to limit the nuclear programs of all nuclear powers.

  • The same, however, cannot be said either of the recent and increasingly common af flu ence, barely, if at all, distinguishable from the similarly mis-stressed ef flu ents, or of defuse , when a failure to place nearly equal emphasis on both syllables leads to the word's being mistaken for the verb diffuse .

  • The patrols, explains the paper, were first proposed by the Russians but have since been embraced by the U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke, who stresses that the two countries are now working together to defuse the Kosovo crisis.

  • networking informally and forming alliances with other senior managers to help defuse potential opposition and build commitment to new technology directions;

  • Sometimes this is a good way to defuse radicalism which would otherwise be hard to answer.

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