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[dee-kuh n-trohl]
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verb (used with object), de·con·trolled, de·con·trol·ling.
  1. to remove controls, especially government or other official controls, from: to decontrol prices or rents.
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  1. the removal of control.
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Origin of decontrol

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + control
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Related Words for decontrol

decontrol, denationalize

Examples from the Web for decontrol

Historical Examples of decontrol

  • I plan to take Presidential initiative to decontrol the price of domestic crude oil on April 1.

    Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006


  • If he could decontrol even half the disks on Vinin it would create enough confusion to cover his own escape.

    The Instant of Now

    Irving E. Cox, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for decontrol


verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled
  1. (tr) to free of restraints or controls, esp government controlsto decontrol prices
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