- 1Withdraw (something, especially weapons or military equipment) from service: a decision to decommission the ice patrol ship HMS EnduranceMore example sentences
- If a deal is reached, the IRA is expected to make the first move with plans to decommission its weapons and stand down its military organisation.
- If the IRA decommissions its weapons, this stance is arguably no longer relevant.
- A problem is defining a role for the UVF now that the IRA has said that its armed campaign is at an end and has decommissioned its weapons.
- 1.1Make (a nuclear reactor) inoperative and dismantle it safely: we need to decommission old nuclear power stations (as noun decommissioning) decommissioning was a lengthy, expensive, and potentially hazardous enterpriseMore example sentences
- During the discussion in Brussels Kovachev stressed that all applicant countries, which should decommission nuclear reactors by set deadlines, also have a time frame for accession to the EU.
- British Energy, owner of most of Britain's reactors, had to have a £1 billion-plus bail-out from the government with at least £40 billion more needed to decommission old reactors.
- In a more realistic scenario, Bulgaria will decommission reactors 1 and 2 by end - 2002 as agreed upon with the EC and it will preserve reactors 3 and 4.
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