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decouple

[dee-kuhp-uh l] /diˈkʌp əl/
verb (used with object), decoupled, decoupling.
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).
verb (used without object), decoupled, decoupling.
4.
to separate or diverge from an existing connection; uncouple.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; de- + couple
Related forms
decoupler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decoupled

decouple

/ˌdiːˈkʌpəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to separate (joined or coupled subsystems) thereby enabling them to exist and operate separately
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Word Origin and History for decoupled

decouple

v.

c.1600, from French découpler "to uncouple," from de- (see de-) + coupler (Old French copler; see couple (v.)). Related: Decoupled; decoupling.

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