Definition of de-energize in English:

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de-energize

Pronunciation: /ˌdēˈenərjīz/

verb

[with object]
1Disconnect (an electric circuit) from a power supply.
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately, many electricians believe that de-energizing circuits is not necessary, too difficult to coordinate, or will jeopardize the mission.
  • Once the faceplate and the baseplate are attached to each other, the capacitor is de-energized and the electric field is dissipated.
  • The actuator is then de-energized and the switching contacts return to their starting positions.
1.1 [no object] Undergo loss of electrical power: the starter relay automatically de-energizes
More example sentences
  • But if it deenergizes when a source other than radio is selected, your sub amp will not come on when you listen to CD's or an AUX source.
  • The relay stays energized until time out and then it deenergizes ready for the next operation.

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Syllabification: de-en·er·gize

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