Words in the news
(1) to make a situation more relaxed by making people feel less angry or less worried ทำให้มีอันตรายน้อยลง, ทำให้ตึงเครียดน้อยลง (2) to stop a bomb from exploding by removing its fuse การถอดชนวนระเบิด
"I believe if Unesco manages to defuse tensions, the two countries would agree to hold talks without pressure, the prime minister said.
Women make a greater attempt to defuse situations that have become tense.
Bomb disposal experts were called in to defuse the device but the car bomb went off before they arrived.