Definitions for de-escalatediˈɛs kəˌleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de-es•ca•latediˈɛs kəˌleɪt(v.t.; v.i.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.

or de•es•ca•late

  1. to decrease in intensity, magnitude, amount, or the like.

Origin of de-escalate:

1960–65

de-es′ca•la•to`ry-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. de-escalate(verb)

    diminish in size, scope, or intensity

    "The war of words between them de-escalated with time"

  2. de-escalate, weaken, step down(verb)

    reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

    "de-escalate a crisis"

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