Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To take (a ship or a military base, for example) out of active service or use; render inactive.

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  • verb To take out of service or to render unusable.
  • verb To remove or revoke a commission.
  • verb To remove or revoke a formal designation.

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  • verb withdraw from active service

Etymologies

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de- +‎ commission

Examples

  • 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."

    Andy Worthington: Why Trial Date for African Embassy Bombing Suspect Is Good News

  • 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.

    The Steep Price Of Nationalism

  • NASA is only delaying their launches so they can push back the "decommission" deadline of the shuttle till after the elections in 2012.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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.

    ENN.ie

  • Microsoft plans to "decommission" REST and SOAP support, according to the blog.

    Latest from Computerworld

  • Microsoft plans to "decommission" REST and SOAP support, according to the blog.

    Latest from Computerworld

  • Microsoft plans to "decommission" REST and SOAP support, according to the blog.

    Latest from Computerworld

  • 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,

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Microsoft plans to "decommission" REST and SOAP support, according to the blog.

    Latest from Computerworld

  • Microsoft plans to "decommission" REST and SOAP support, according to the blog.

    Latest from Computerworld

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