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de-energize

[ dee-en-er-jahyz ]
/ di藞蓻n 蓹r藢d蕭a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de-en路er路gized, de-en路er路giz路ing.
to deprive of electrical energy or exhaust the electrical energy from: Turning off the ignition de-energizes the spark plugs.
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Also especially British, de-en路er路gise .

Origin of de-energize

First recorded in 1885鈥90; de- + energize
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use de-energize in a sentence

  • A broken rail will also generally open the circuit and de-energize the relay.

    The Invention of the Track Circuit|American Railway Association
  • The passive and contemplative following of thought, my own or other people's, must not de-energize my sympathies and my will.

    Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards

British Dictionary definitions for de-energize

de-energize

de-energise

/ (di藧藞蓻n蓹藢d蕭a瑟z) /

verb
(tr) electrical engineering to disconnect (an electrical circuit) from its source

Derived forms of de-energize

de-energization or de-energisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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