Definition of desynchronize in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈsiNGkrəˌnīz/


[with object]
Disturb the synchronization of; put out of step or phase.
Example sentences
  • In addition to its sleep-promoting effects, melatonin also has chronobiotic properties, that is, the ability to induce phase-shifts in the circadian clock and to reentrain desynchronized circadian rhythms.
  • The battle rhythm of execution of ISR operations is most desynchronized with the timeline of the logistics community.
  • This desynchronizes the electrical signal in the cell, so that it can't efficiently activate nerve impulses further on down the line.



Pronunciation: /-ˌsiNGkrənəˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Shiftwork frequently causes a desynchronization between the sleep-wake cycle, light-darkness rhythm, and other endogenous biological rhythms.
  • This is probably caused by internal desynchronization of clock gene cyclings within a given individual animal.
  • Kay suggests that geomagnetic storms act as a precipitant in susceptible individuals through desynchronisation of pineal circadian rhythms or via an effect on serotonergic and adrenergic systems.

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Syllabification: de·syn·chro·nize

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