Did you perhaps mean delusion?
- From de- and fusion (in turn from fuse and -ion). (Wiktionary)
“The problem I have with his theory is the barrier of the defusion of information in Roman times was probably quite high.”
“Cognitive defusion or emotional separation/distancing i.e., observing one's own uncomfortable thoughts without automatically taking them literally or attaching any particular value to them”
“Further, Newton's assumption that Wallace is the sole practitioner of the artful defusion of 'high brow' pretension by 'street slang' is an overstatement -- recall Joyce's exhausting of the entire practice in his "Oxen of the Sun" episode of Ulysses where the whole history of the English language is satirized, equally, from its inception to his contemporary cockney.”
“The process is loosely similar to the confusion/defusion cycles of encryption or the repeated mixing phases used for securely anonymous Internet communications.”
“After an excruciatingly suspenseful bomb defusion sequence, THE SMALL BACK ROOM grants Sammy and Susan a happy ending.”
“It leads to more rapid poverty alleviation and the defusion of social tensions.”
“This is not the conduct of responsible leadership that should contribute towards the defusion of a complex situation.”
“He appealed to journalists to be responsible during the transitional phase which was characterised by increasing violence and to contribute to its defusion.”
“But we have gone far beyond the argument, and proved by multiplied experiment the alleged destruction of all living matter by the briefest exposure to the influence of boiling water to be a defusion.”
“The inquest for the soldier, who was posthumously awarded the George Cross, concluded that there was nothing anyone could have done to prevent his final and fatal defusion of a bomb in an alley in Sangin, Helmand Province.”
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