Example sentences for: defuse

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

  • The good news: India is trying to defuse its arms race with Pakistan.

  • 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.

  • Yet, with the exceptions of af flu ence, defuse, and, for Americans, the now-disapproved cervical, these examples of difference in stress can be said to be no more than small blips in the smooth flow of ideas.

  • (3) Although precise figures should remain elusive (under normal circumstances), publishing the figures in the current climate of suspicion will clear the air, defuse anger, and enable people to move on.

  • With luck, the very act of discussing it will defuse the situation.


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