decontrol

[[t]di͟ːkəntro͟ʊl[/t]]
decontrols, decontrolling, decontrolled
When governments decontrol an activity, they remove controls from it so that companies or organizations have more freedom. [mainly AM]

[V n] The Russian government chose not to decontrol oil and gas prices last January.

Syn:
N-VAR: oft n N, N of n
Decontrol is also a noun.

...continuing decontrol of banking institutions.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Decontrol — EP by Discharge Released 1980 Recorded …   Wikipedia

  • decontrol — Ⅰ. decontrol UK US /ˌdiːkənˈtrəʊl/ verb [T] ECONOMICS ► to remove the laws or rules which control something, especially prices and financial markets: »The exchange market and capital transfers have been decontrolled, and there are no restrictions …   Financial and business terms

  • decontrol — index disengage, freedom Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • decontrol — [dē΄kəntrōl′] vt. decontrolled, decontrolling to free from controls n. withdrawal of controls …   English World dictionary

  • decontrol — transitive verb Date: 1919 to end control of • decontrol noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decontrol — /dee keuhn trohl /, v., decontrolled, decontrolling, n. v.t. 1. to remove controls, esp. government or other official controls, from: to decontrol prices or rents. n. 2. the removal of control. [1915 20; DE + CONTROL] * * * …   Universalium

  • decontrol — de•con•trol [[t]ˌdi kənˈtroʊl[/t]] v. trolled, trol•ling, n. 1) gov to remove controls or restraints, esp. government controls, from: to decontrol rents[/ex] 2) the removal of controls • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • decontrol — 1. verb to remove controls 2. noun the removal of controls …   Wiktionary

  • decontrol — de·con·trol || ‚diːkÉ™n trəʊl v. release from government control, remove control …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decontrol — verb (decontrols, decontrolling, decontrolled) release (a commodity, market, etc.) from controls or restrictions. noun the action of decontrolling …   English new terms dictionary

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