Example sentences for: defuse

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

  • (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.

  • Our attempt to defuse the crisis between India and Pakistan began with emergency meetings of the foreign ministers of the P-5 (the five permanent members of the U.N.

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

  • But the WP reports that Lucinda Franks, Clinton's interviewer, claimed Clinton agreed to the interview to "defuse the issue in New York politics."


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