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
The Korean War ended, radar was improved, and the watchtower was decommissioned in 1954.
In public comments, Moon has suggested decommissioning other nuclear plants at the end of their initial licenses as well halting new projects in order to cut nuclear’s share of South Korea’s energy mix by nearly one-half.
There are 8.4 million people living with a 50-mile radius of the plant, which is in the process of being decommissioned.
The agreement would also hand the tribe $110 million in lease payments, $39 million in coal purchases and $18 million from savings for not decommissioning certain assets.
The HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's biggest warship ever, set sail for the first time today, three years after the U.K. decommissioned its last carrier, the HMS Illustrious, in 2014.
Roberts was back in action until decommissioned in 2015 (though that could change).
The U.S. Air Force plans to decommission all A-10s in the next five years or so, leaving the question of what aircraft, if any, will replace the A-10s at Gowen Field, the Guard’s base.
To decommission the Kori 1 reactor, South Korea plans to invest developing its own decommissioning technology and experts in the area.
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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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