verb (used with object), de-en·er·gized, de-en·er·giz·ing.

to deprive of electrical energy or exhaust the electrical energy from: Turning off the ignition de-energizes the spark plugs.

Also especially British, de-en·er·gise.

Origin of de-energize

First recorded in 1885–90; de- + energize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for deenergized




(tr) electrical engineering to disconnect (an electrical circuit) from its source
Derived Formsde-energization or de-energisation, noun
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