Synonyms of defuse in English:

defuse


See definition of defuse

verb

1‘explosives specialists tried to defuse the grenade’

SYNONYMS

deactivate, disarm, disable, make safe

ANTONYMS

activate

2‘a scheme that teaches officers how to defuse potentially explosive situations’

SYNONYMS

reduce, lessen, diminish, lighten, relieve, ease, alleviate, allay, moderate, mitigate, take the edge off

clear the air

ANTONYMS

heighten, intensify