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deorbit

[ dee-awr-bit ]
/ diˈɔr bɪt /
Aerospace.

verb (used without object)

to depart deliberately from orbit, usually to enter a descent phase.

verb (used with object)

to cause to deliberately depart from orbit.

Nearby words

deodorizer, deontic, deontological, deontological ethics, deontology, deorbit, deossification, deoxidant, deoxidize, deoxy sugar, deoxy-

Origin of deorbit

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + orbit
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