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defused, diffused
defused (di FYOOZ'd) (verb)
To make something or a situation less harmful or tense: The leaders' speeches to the crowds defused the tense situation.
diffused (di FYOOS'd, di FYOOZ'd) (verb)
To cause to spread out or to scatter: The wind diffused the seeds of the dandelion.

The interview with the director as reported in the paper diffused the rumors and defused the tension in the theater.

diffuse (verb), diffuses; diffused; diffusing
1. To scatter something over an area, or to become scattered over an area.
2. To make something, especially light, less bright or intense, or become less bright or intense.
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