de–escalate

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verb de–es·ca·late \(ˌ)dē-ˈes-kə-ˌlāt, ÷-kyə-\

Definition of de–escalate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  limit 2b <de–escalate production>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to decrease in extent, volume, or scope <violence began to de–escalate> <tried to de-escalate the tension>

de–escalation

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌes-kə-ˈlā-shən, ÷-kyə-\ noun

de–escalatory

play \(ˌ)dē-ˈes-kə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē, ÷-kyə-\ adjective

1964

First Known Use of de–escalate

1964

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