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de-escalate

or de路es路ca路late

[ dee-es-kuh-leyt ]
/ di藞蓻s k蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), de-es路ca路lat路ed, de-es路ca路lat路ing.
to decrease in intensity, magnitude, etc.: to de-escalate a war.
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Origin of de-escalate

First recorded in 1960鈥65; de- + escalate

OTHER WORDS FROM de-escalate

de-es路ca路la路tion, de路es路ca路la路tion, nounde-es路ca路la路to路ry, de路es路ca路la路to路ry [dee-es-kuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /di藞蓻s k蓹 l蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective

Words nearby de-escalate

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British Dictionary definitions for de-escalate

de-escalate
/ (di藧藞蓻sk蓹藢le瑟t) /

verb
to reduce the level or intensity of (a crisis, etc)

Derived forms of de-escalate

de-escalation, noun
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