Definition of decontrol in English:


Syllabification: de·con·trol
Pronunciation: /ˌdēkənˈtrōl

verb (decontrols, decontrolling, decontrolled)

[with object]
  • Release (a commodity, market, etc.) from controls or restrictions: whether gas prices should be totally decontrolled
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    • 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.


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  • The action of decontrolling something.
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    • 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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