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verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˌdiːˈes.kə.leɪt/
to (cause to) become less dangerous or difficult: The government has taken these measures in an attempt to de-escalate the conflict. There are signs that the confrontation is beginning to de-escalate.
Translations of “de-escalate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)緩和,(使)緩解…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)缓和,(使)缓解…
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