verb (decontrols, decontrolling, decontrolled)[with object]
- Release (a commodity, market, etc.) from controls or restrictions: there has been fierce debate over whether gas prices should be totally decontrolledMore 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.
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- The action of decontrolling something: the assumption that enterprise might flourish in the wake of decontrolMore 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.
More definitions of decontrolDefinition of decontrol in:
- The US English dictionary