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decouple (v.)

c. 1600, "uncouple" (a sense now obsolete), from French découpler "to uncouple," from dé- (see de-) + coupler (Old French copler; see couple (v.)). In modern use, "to make the coupling of two electrical systems very loose." Related: Decoupled; decoupling.

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Definitions of decouple from WordNet

decouple (v.)
disconnect or separate;
Synonyms: uncouple
decouple (v.)
regard as unconnected;
decouple our foreign policy from ideology
Synonyms: dissociate
decouple (v.)
eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive);
decouple (v.)
reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another);
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