deoptimize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ optimize

Verb[edit]

deoptimize (third-person singular simple present deoptimizes, present participle deoptimizing, simple past and past participle deoptimized)

  1. (transitive) To make less than optimal.
  2. (transitive, computing) To reverse a previous optimization when the assumptions that made it valid prove to be incorrect.

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