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de-ex•cite



Pronunciation: (dē"ik-sīt'), [key]
v., -cit•ed, -cit•ing.
Physics.

v.t.
to cause (an atom) to fall from an excited energy level to a lower energy level.

v.i.
to become de-excited. Also,de"ex•cite'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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