from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To withdraw (a ship, for example) from active service.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. withdraw from active service
de- + commission (Wiktionary)