[ dee-kuh n-flikt ]
/ ˌdi kənˈflɪkt /

verb (used with object)

  1. to avoid a potential clash or accident involving (nonenemy military operations, weaponry, etc.) in a particular combat area:to deconflict coalition forces from three nations.
  2. to avoid such conflict in (a combat area): to deconflict airspace.
to adjust or coordinate so as to prevent or resolve conflict: The witness never explained or deconflicted his earlier statements.

Origin of deconflict

First recorded in 1970–75; de- + conflict
Related formsde·con·flic·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019