defuse vs diffuse :

Definitions

  • v  remove the triggering device from

  • v  move outward
  • v  spread or diffuse through
  • v  cause to become widely known
  • s  spread out; not concentrated in one place
    a large diffuse organization
  • a  (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
  • s  lacking conciseness
    a diffuse historical novel
News & Articles

  • With no easy options, Brazil's Rousseff strains to manage unrest
    By Jeferson Ribeiro and Brian Winter BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Few people in Brazil know what it's like to be 20-something and angry at the government quite like President Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff, a Marxist guerrilla during the 1960s who fought against a military dictatorship, now finds herself on the other side of power. She's struggling to defuse protests by more than 1 million people in ...
    June 24, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Serena tries to end Sharapova row
    Serena Williams tried to defuse her war of words with Maria Sharapova on Sunday as the Wimbledon champion claimed she had apologised to the Russian for criticising her private life.
    June 23, 2013 - Fox News
  • Putin offers gift to defuse flap over Super Bowl ring
    Putin offers gift to defuse flap over Super Bowl ring Published Jun 22, 2013 06:02PM MDT Moscow • Facing what he drolly called a “complicated international problem,” Vladimir Putin says he’s ready to give the New England Patriots’ owner custom jewelry to compensate for the Super Bowl ring that some imply the Russian president pocketed. The Super Bowl ring changed hands in 2005 when Robert Kraft ...
    June 23, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune

  • Resident barricaded in home prompts Metro SWAT response
    Metro Police SWAT has been called to help diffuse a situation in which a person is barricaded inside a residence following a civil disturbance call.
    June 11, 2013 - Las Vegas Sun
  • Resident barricaded in home prompts Metro SWAT response
    Metro Police SWAT has been called to help diffuse a situation in which a person is barricaded inside a residence following a civil disturbance call.
    June 11, 2013 - Las Vegas Sun
  • Community Kindness
    Although late, I want to acknowledge an act of kindness which may have escalated into a road rage situation had not someone got involved and diffused a hostile situation.
    June 9, 2013 - Grand Island Independent