adjective see de-escalate

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  • de-escalatory — de es·ca·la·to·ry …   English syllables

  • de-escalatory — See de escalation. * * * …   Universalium

  • de-escalatory — ləˌtōrē adjective : of or relating to de escalation …   Useful english dictionary

  • de-escalate — de escalation, deescalation, n. de escalatory, deescalatory /dee es keuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /dee es keuh layt /, v.t., v.i., de escalated, de escalating. to decrease in intensity, magnitude, etc.: to de escalate a war. Also, deescalate …   Universalium

  • de-es|ca|la|to|ry — «dee EHS kuh luh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. of or having to do with de escalation: »de escalatory measures to reduce tension …   Useful english dictionary

  • de-escalate — verb Date: 1964 transitive verb limit 2b intransitive verb to decrease in extent, volume, or scope • de escalation noun • de escalatory adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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