[dee-kuh n-trohl]

verb (used with object), de·con·trolled, de·con·trol·ling.

to remove controls, especially government or other official controls, from: to decontrol prices or rents.


the removal of control.


Origin of decontrol

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + control Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled

(tr) to free of restraints or controls, esp government controlsto decontrol prices
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