decommission

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

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


DECOMMISSION Defined for English Language Learners

decommission

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

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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