HyperDic: defuse

English > 1 sense of the word defuse:
VERBcompetitiondefuseremove the triggering device from
defuse > pronunciation
Rhymesabuse ... values: 47 rhymes with uwz...
English > defuse: 1 sense > verb 1, competition
MeaningRemove the triggering device from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Oppositefuseequip with a fuse / fuse
Nounsdefusingthe act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)

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