de·​lo·​cal·​ize (ˌ)dē-ˈlō-kə-ˌlīz How to pronounce delocalize (audio)
delocalized; delocalizing; delocalizes

transitive verb

: to free from the limitations of locality
specifically : to remove (a charge or charge carrier) from a particular position

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of delocalize was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Delocalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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