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Definition of "defusing" [defusing]

  • Present participle of defuse. (verb)

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Use "defusing" in a sentence
  • "Though short on details, the informal agreement on exchange rates is seen as a step forward in defusing tensions that could lead to protectionism and possible trade wars."
  • "As an African American, she might also have an advantage in defusing some of the racial tensions that dogged Rhee."
  • "As an African American, she might also have an advantage in defusing some of the racial tensions that dogged Rhee, whose support was strongest in predominantly white neighborhoods."