- to remove or retire (a ship, airplane, etc.) from active service.
- to deactivate; shut down: to decommission a nuclear power plant.
Origin of decommission
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Examples from the Web for decommission
Will Obama decommission the U.S. Army, join the Non-Aligned Movement and invite Robert Mugabe to Camp David?How Obama Divides—and Conquers
May 16, 2009
Some were building robots that could decommission leaky gas-stations and crater out the toxic soil.Makers
- (tr) to dismantle or remove from service (a nuclear reactor, weapon, ship, etc which is no longer required)
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Word Origin and History for decommission
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