Simple Definition of decommission
: to officially stop using (a ship, weapon, dam, etc.) : to remove (something) from service
Full Definition of decommission
: to remove (as a ship or nuclear power plant) from service
Examples of decommission in a sentence
Several military bases are scheduled to be decommissioned.
The government is decommissioning the nuclear power plant.
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