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tr.v. de·con·cen·trat·ed, de·con·cen·trat·ing, de·con·cen·trates
To make less concentrated or centralized.

de′con·cen·tra′tion n.


(Commerce) to make or become less concentrated


(diˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt)

v.t. -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
to decentralize.
de•con`cen•tra′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deconcentrate - make less central; "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
federalise, federalize - put under the control and authority of a federal government
centralise, centralize, concentrate - make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
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This deconcentrates power and decongests its corridors that only a few of us from elsewhere in the archipelago can pass through.
It is on the occasions when a new carrier enters a route, deconcentrates it, and temporarily interjects competition into it, that efficiency benefits are actually passed on to travellers through lower fares: For example, when start-up Spirit Airlines entered Northwest's Detroit hub with fares of $49-$109 on a route on which Northwest was charging $250-$411, Northwest slashed its fares; after Northwest added extra flights and capacity, drove Spirit from the route and reconcentrated it, Northwest raised its fares back up to their higher original level.