- 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 decommissioned
Unfortunately, they were decommissioned when it was shown that, like humans, the DRNs have a bit of a breaking point.‘Almost Human’ Review: A Dystopian Future That We’ve Seen Before
November 17, 2013
There are only 11, and that number will go down to 10 this year when the USS Enterprise is decommissioned after 50 years.As Obama Preaches Patience, Mattis Prepares for War With Iran
May 21, 2012
Such descriptions exert a hypnotic pull—and a climactic chapter in the decommissioned city hall station is a showstopper.Underground Novel of the Year
March 5, 2009
- (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 decommissioned
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