- to deprive of electrical energy or exhaust the electrical energy from: Turning off the ignition de-energizes the spark plugs.
Also especially British, de-en·er·gise.
Origin of de-energize
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- (tr) electrical engineering to disconnect (an electrical circuit) from its source
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