decommission

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de- +‎ commission

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decommission (third-person singular simple present decommissions, present participle decommissioning, simple past and past participle decommissioned)

  1. To take out of service or to render unusable.
    They decommissioned the ship after the accident.
    The Army decommissioned the Sherman tank by filling the turret with cement.
  2. To remove or revoke a commission.
    After his arrest, the officer was decommissioned from the police force.
  3. To remove or revoke a formal designation.
    The state highway was decommissioned and reverted to local control.

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