defusing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n defusing the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
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Quotations

  • Jack Nicholson
    Jack Nicholson
    “A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.”

Usage

In literature:

The stem of the black alder of this country before mentioned as arriving to great size, is simply branching and defuse.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
In a sense, this first trip of a ship out to the Platform had some of the aspects of defusing a bomb.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
The Ch'an monasteries, deliberately or not, worked hard to defuse many of these complaints.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

A bomb disposal squad defuses the device.
They say view of entity committed to free market capitalism defuses nay-sayers' argument.
The New York Racing Association reached agreement yesterday to sell 23 acres of parking-lot land at Aqueduct Race Track to the Port Authority, and thereby attempted to defuse a longstanding confrontation with Gov Mario M Cuomo.
BAGHDAD —Iraq's top military spokesman says that Iraqi and Kurdish security officials have reached an agreement to defuse tension between the central government and the self-ruled autonomous region over disputed northern areas.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top military spokesman says that Iraqi and Kurdish security officials have reached an agreement to defuse tension between the central government and the self-ruled autonomous region over disputed northern areas.
To defuse the issue, Risebrough asked Simon to blog on the team's website as a means of explaining his past actions, and Simon agreed.
Tens of thousands of people marched in Kuwait on Friday calling for a voter boycott , a day before a parliamentary election that looks unlikely to defuse tensions in the U.S.-allied, oil-producing Gulf country.
Acknowledging responsibility would help defuse anger.
Broncos need to defuse the Saints' big-play offense with Drew Brees.
Iraqi military leaders agreed on Monday with commanders from the Kurdistan region to defuse tension and discuss pulling their troops back from an area over which they both claim jurisdiction.
World News Briefs; Latvia -Estonia Dispute On Sea Border Is Defused.
Defuse the Lexicon of Slaughter.
Our military's robot reinforcements come in all shapes and sizes: robots that scout the enemy, defuse bombs, and lead the frontline.
Getting to know your neighbors can save you a lot of headache and help defuse conflict.
PARIS (AP) — One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was defused just 17 minutes before it was set to explode, the French interior minister said Thursday.
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In science:

However, suppose Bob is busy defusing a bomb and Alice is shouting from a distance which wire to cut : she will not say “the blue wire” just once, and hope that Bob heard correctly.
Quantum Computing
Therefore an estimation of possible contribution of the defused part of magnetic field should be made.
Synchrotron radiation contributions to optical diffraction radiation measurements
There are no (insuperable) empirical obstacles to determining the status of objects in this scheme, and much of the cultural heat could be defused.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Rosenwald A, et al (2002) The use of molecular profiling to predict survival after chemotherapy for defuse large -b-cell lymphoma.
Bias Plus Variance Decomposition for Survival Analysis Problems
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