de-excite

or de·ex·cite

[ dee-ik-sahyt ]
/ ˌdi ɪkˈsaɪt /
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.

Origin of de-excite

First recorded in 1960–65

Related forms

de-ex·ci·ta·tion, de·ex·ci·ta·tion, noun
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