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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de-es·ca·late /(ˌ)diˈɛskəˌlet, &dɪvɪdɛ;kjə-/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: diminish in size, scope, or intensity; "The war of words
           between them de-escalated with time"
      2: reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of;
         "de-escalate a crisis" [syn: weaken, step down] [ant: