‘Defuse’ and ‘diffuse’

Defuse

  • to remove the fuse from (an explosive device)
  • to reduce the tension or danger in (a difficult situation).

Diffuse:

  • https://pixabay.com/en/glass-water-lemonade-diffusion-red-1017451/to spread over a wide area (or between a large number of people)
  • to mix (a gas or liquid) through or into a surrounding substance
  • to cause light to spread evenly
  • spread out over a wide area; not concentrated or localised
  • lacking conciseness or clarity.
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