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Meaning of deorbit

de•or•bit

Pronunciation: (dē-ôr'bit), [key]
— Aerospace. Aerospace.
—v.i.
  1. to depart deliberately from orbit, usually to enter a descent phase.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to deliberately depart from orbit.
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