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decommission

[ dee-kuh-mish-uhn ]
/ ˌdi kəˈmɪʃ ən /
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verb (used with object)

to remove or retire (a ship, airplane, etc.) from active service.
to deactivate; shut down: to decommission a nuclear power plant.

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Origin of decommission

First recorded in 1925–30; de- + commission
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British Dictionary definitions for decommission

decommission
/ (ˌdiːkəˈmɪʃən) /

verb

(tr) to dismantle or remove from service (a nuclear reactor, weapon, ship, etc which is no longer required)
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