delocalize

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

Definition of delocalize

transitive verb

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

Other Words from delocalize

delocalization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌlō-​kə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce delocalize (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of delocalize

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Delocalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delocalize. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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