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decontrol

Syllabification: de·con·trol
Pronunciation: /ˌdēkənˈtrōl
 
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Definition of decontrol in English:

verb (decontrols, decontrolling, decontrolled)

[with object]
Release (a commodity, market, etc.) from controls or restrictions: whether gas prices should be totally decontrolled
More example sentences
  • In 1984 the new government decontrolled the foreign exchange markets.
  • Innovative policies will come out only when prices are fully decontrolled.
  • In 1978 Carter secured legislation that fostered conservation and decontrolled the price of some domestic natural gas.

noun

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The action of decontrolling something.
Example sentences
  • Party representatives argued that price decontrol and currency reform would not work.
  • So long as budgets remained in deficit and governments printed money to bridge the revenue gap, decontrol implied inflation.
  • He says vacancies are up because rent decontrol allowed landlords to raise rents once tenants left, until they virtually priced themselves out of the market.

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