[ dee-ik-sahyt ]
/ ˌdi ɪkˈsaɪt /
verb (used with object), de-ex·cit·ed, de-ex·cit·ing.
to cause (an atom) to fall from an excited energy level to a lower energy level.
verb (used without object), de-ex·cit·ed, de-ex·cit·ing.
to become de-excited.
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Origin of de-excite
First recorded in 1960–65
Related formsde-ex·ci·ta·tion, de·ex·ci·ta·tion, noun
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