decommission


de·com·mis·sion

verb \ˌdē-kə-ˈmi-shən\

: to officially stop using (a ship, weapon, dam, etc.) : to remove (something) from service

Full Definition of DECOMMISSION

transitive verb
:  to remove (as a ship or nuclear power plant) from service

Examples of DECOMMISSION

  1. Several military bases are scheduled to be decommissioned.
  2. The government is decommissioning the nuclear power plant.

First Known Use of DECOMMISSION

1922

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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