decommission

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

Definition of decommission

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove (something, such as a ship or a 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.

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1922

First Known Use of decommission

1922


DECOMMISSION Defined for English Language Learners

decommission

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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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