decontrol

[ dee-kuh n-trohl ]
/ ˌdi kənˈtroʊl /

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.

noun

the removal of control.

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Origin of decontrol

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

/ (ˌdiːkənˈtrəʊl) /

verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled

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

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