American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To withdraw (a ship, for example) from active service.
- v. To take out of service or to render unusable.
- v. To remove or revoke a commission.
- v. To remove or revoke a formal designation.
- v. withdraw from active service
- de- + commission (Wiktionary)
“According to the Associated Press, Ghailani's legal team added that it would be "another two months before they obtain security clearance necessary to visit the sites, and they fear they will be dismantled by then because the CIA on April 9 indicated it will 'decommission' the interrogation locations.”
“At the Union's western end, the Northern Ireland peace process appears to be in deep crisis because the Irish Republican Army will not "decommission" any of its arsenals of weapons and bomb-making equipment.”
“NASA is only delaying their launches so they can push back the "decommission" deadline of the shuttle till after the elections in 2012.”
“Microsoft plans to "decommission" REST and SOAP support, according to the blog.”
“The move to "decommission" the company and transfer its business activities to other units comes on the back of the parent firm's December 2006 merger with French company Alcatel.”
“Acutely aware of how she is perceived in the public eye, she once invited PS to lunch and, over truffled beans, she revealed she had been forced to '' decommission '' me from her Facebook friends because one of her other virtual friends,”
“I hope one of them is caught having sex with a hooker, and that said indiscretion results in Disney's exercising its right to "decommission" him (let your imagination make that last act as brutal as you like).”
“decommission" games after a while under their model ... which stinks for people who like to play what ever they own when ever they want right now ...”
“decommission" them that includes terminating the contracts with the private security firms that guard them.”
“A group of residents, including a mayor in Shizuoka Prefecture, have filed a lawsuit seeking to decommission the Hamaoka nuclear power plant for safety reasons.”
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Budgetese - not a sexy topic but a very comprehensive list of words and collocations used in EU circles. Budgeting experts please comment and expand.
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nuclear fuel, nuclear arsenal, nuclear equipment, AWACS, anti-missile shield, battlefield opera..., communication sys..., community communi..., control system, functionality log..., Missile Technolog..., NBC Warning and R... and 302 more...
ammunition, anti-aircraft mac..., anti-vehicle mine, automatic machine..., ballistic missile..., bazooka, biological weapons, booby trap, bunker-busting bomb, chemical weapons, cluster bomb, light battleship and 218 more...
Iran-Iraq War, prevention, increase of readi..., replacement of wa..., rise of readiness, stabilisation, build up, basic training, defence procurement, force modernisation, full mobilisation, grueling training and 387 more...
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