[dee-awr-bit] Aerospace.
verb (used without object)
to depart deliberately from orbit, usually to enter a descent phase.
verb (used with object)
to cause to deliberately depart from orbit.

1960–65; de- + orbit Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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On the second day in space the crew will rehearse their deorbit routine.
As a result, some plan to deorbit satellites at the end of their useful lives.
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