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deorbit

[dee-awr-bit]Aerospace.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to depart deliberately from orbit, usually to enter a descent phase.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to cause to deliberately depart from orbit.
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Origin of deorbit

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + orbit
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