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(Definition of decommission from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decommissionverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdiːkəˈmɪʃən/
to ​officially take a ​factory or other ​industrialbuilding out of use and make the ​areasafe: The company's ​closure was announced in 2010, but 55 ​people still ​work there decommissioning the ​plant.

decommissionnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /ˌdiːkəˈmɪʃən/ (also decommissioning)
the ​act of ​officially taking a ​factory or other ​industrialbuilding out of use: The decommission of a ​nuclearreactor can only take ​place after the appropriate ​licence has been ​granted. The decommissioning of North Sea ​oilfields will ​present a £10bn ​opportunity up to 2030, according to a new ​study.
(Definition of decommission from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decommission”
in Chinese (Simplified) 关闭,停止使用(设备或武器)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關閉,停止使用(設備或武器)…
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