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How to Pronounce defuse?

Correct pronunciation for the word "defuse" is [dɪfjˈuːz], [dɪfjˈuːz], [d_ɪ_f_j_ˈuː_z].

"Defuse" in context

Defuse is a term that is used to describe taking action to reduce or eliminate a potentially dangerous or explosive situation. It is most commonly used in the context of responding to volatile or explosive people or events, although the concept of defusing can also be applied to a wide range of situations in which emotions can become charged. The main goal of defusing is to de-escalate the situation, diffuse any tension, and/or diffuse any potential explosive emotions. Defusing involves listening to people, asking open-ended questions and paying attention to body language.

What are similar-sounding words for defuse?

Usage over time for defuse:

This graph shows how "defuse" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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