[ dee-kuh n-trohl ]
/ ˌdi kənˈtroʊl /
verb (used with object), de·con·trolled, de·con·trol·ling.
the removal of control.
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Example sentences from the Web for decontrol
I plan to take Presidential initiative to decontrol the price of domestic crude oil on April 1.
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
/ (ˌdiːkənˈtrəʊl) /
verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled
(tr) to free of restraints or controls, esp government controlsto decontrol prices
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