de-escalate


de–es·ca·late

verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈes-kə-ˌlāt, ÷-kyə-\

Definition of DE-ESCALATE

transitive verb
:  limit 2b
intransitive verb
:  to decrease in extent, volume, or scope
de–es·ca·la·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌes-kə-ˈlā-shən, ÷-kyə-\ noun
de–es·ca·la·to·ry \(ˌ)dē-ˈes-kə-lə-ˌtr-ē, ÷-kyə-\ adjective

First Known Use of DE-ESCALATE

1964

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