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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. Electronics.to loosen or eliminate the coupling of (a signal between two circuits).

v.i.
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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