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

  1. deodorizer,
  2. deontic,
  3. deontological,
  4. deontological ethics,
  5. deontology,
  6. deossification,
  7. deoxidant,
  8. deoxidize,
  9. deoxy sugar,
  10. deoxy-

Origin of deorbit

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + orbit

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