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Rule "diffuse (defuse) tensions"

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Description: diffuse (defuse) tensions
Message: Did you mean \1, as in removing the fuse from a bomb? "Diffuse" as a verb means to spread out.
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • They gathered at her police precinct to thank officers for their work and to diffuse tensions.
    Correction suggestion: defuse
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Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)