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Friday word: detente

détente, n. dé·tente \dā-ˈtänt\

1: the relaxation of strained relations or tensions (as between nations) diplomats brokering a détente; also : a policy promoting this

2: a period of détente; the beginning of a détente


Examples:
as the countries move toward détente

the start of a détente

Etymology:
French

First Known Use: 1908
Tags: d, french, wordsmith: med_cat
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