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