de·​con·​trol ˌdē-kən-ˈtrōl How to pronounce decontrol (audio)
decontrolled; decontrolling; decontrols

transitive verb

: to end control of
decontrol noun

Examples of decontrol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Families can pass the unit to another member and preserve the rent-control status, but units are decontrolled once vacant. Olivia Bensimon, New York Times, 21 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decontrol was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Decontrol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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