de-energize

verb

de-en·​er·​gize ˌdē-ˈe-nər-ˌjīz How to pronounce de-energize (audio)
de-energized; de-energizing; de-energizes

transitive verb

: to disconnect from a source of electricity : shut off the power to

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of de-energize was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“De-energize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de-energize. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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