Defuse vs Diffuse - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

These two words are often confused. Let's break their difference down. The word "defuse" is a verb and means to make a situation less tense or harmful, such as here: The teacher?s quiet voice helped to defuse the situation. "Diffuse" is also a verb but means to spread over a wide area. An example sentence would be: The toxic pollutants diffuse into the soil. So remember, "defuse" means to make a situation less tense and "diffuse" means to spread over a wide area. That's it for today. See you next time!


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