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decommission

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verb de·com·mis·sion \ˌdē-kə-ˈmi-shən\

Simple Definition of decommission

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of decommission

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

Examples of decommission in a sentence

  1. Several military bases are scheduled to be decommissioned.

  2. The government is decommissioning the nuclear power plant.



1922

First Known Use of decommission

1922


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