de-escalate[dē es′kə lāt′]
de-escalate definition by Webster's New World
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- de-escalation noun
de-escalate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or de·es·ca·lateverb de-es·ca·lat·ed or de·es·ca·lat·ed, de-es·ca·lat·ing or de·es·ca·lat·ing, de-es·ca·lates or de·es·ca·lates verb, transitive
To decrease the size, scope, or intensity of (a war, for example).verb, intransitive
To decrease or diminish in size, scope, or intensity: The birth rate has begun to de-escalate.
- de-esˌca·laˈtion noun
- de-esˈca·la·torˌy adjective