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Smoke can be seen diffusing at left. Next time, call the bomb defusing team.
Avoid blow-ups

Now and then someone undertakes to "diffuse" a conflict budding somewhere in the project. Probably they really mean they want to defuse the problem, as in "remove its fuse" – like from a bomb – to avoid blow-ups. Diffusing a conflict would be to spread it over a wide area, which is presumably not the intention.

Sometimes people write lengthy posts at WP:ANI, or propose Arbcom cases, in hopes of defusing a situation; however, the ensuing drama means it is diffused instead.

Casting dispersions, inciteful comments, and so onEdit

A civil and constructive manor.
She's going to work weather or not.

Closely related concepts include:

Making inciteful comments.
An effluent neighborhood
Breeches of civility
Casting of ass
Persians
Sewing chaos
The right to bare arms
We can't support you in good conscious

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