de-excite

or de·ex·cite

[dee-ik-sahyt]Physics.

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.

Nearby words

  1. de-emphasis,
  2. de-emphasize,
  3. de-energize,
  4. de-epicardialization,
  5. de-escalate,
  6. de-ice,
  7. de-icer,
  8. de-ionize,
  9. de-lead,
  10. de-man

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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