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Meaning of decouple

de•cou•ple

Pronunciation: (dē-kup'ul), [key]
— v., -pled, -pling.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to become separated, disconnected, or divergent; uncouple.
  2. to absorb the shock of (a nuclear explosion): a surrounding mass of earth and rock can decouple a nuclear blast.
  3. to loosen or eliminate the coupling of (a signal between two circuits).
—v.i.
  1. to separate or diverge from an existing connection; uncouple.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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