Definition of decommission
: to remove (something, such as a ship or a 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.
Recent Examples of decommission from the Web
Vietnam has also just received a Hamilton-class cutter decommissioned from the U.S. Coast Guard.
And because more and more Cold War-era weapons facilities are being decommissioned, business is mushrooming.
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Definition of decommission for English Language Learners
: to officially stop using (a ship, weapon, dam, etc.) : to remove (something) from service
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