- to cause to become separated, disconnected, or divergent; uncouple.
- to absorb the shock of (a nuclear explosion): a surrounding mass of earth and rock can decouple a nuclear blast.
- Electronics. to loosen or eliminate the coupling of (a signal between two circuits).
- to separate or diverge from an existing connection; uncouple.
Origin of decouple
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- (tr) to separate (joined or coupled subsystems) thereby enabling them to exist and operate separately
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