de-energize

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

Definition of de-energize

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of de-energize

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“De-energize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de-energize. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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