Definitions

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

Etymologies

de- +‎ commission (Wiktionary)

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

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

    Latest from Computerworld

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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).

    Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle

  • "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 ...

    Neowin.net / All

  • "decommission" them that includes terminating the contracts with the private security firms that guard them.

    The Seattle Times

  • 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.

    David Wagner: Report From Tokyo: Telling It Like It Is

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