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Related to decouple: uncouple
tr.v. de·cou·pled, de·cou·pling, de·cou·ples
1. Electronics To reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another).
2. Physics To decrease or eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosion) by having it take place underground.
3. To separate or detach: "Bipeds have a potential advantage over quadrupeds in decoupling their breathing from their locomotion" (Craig Stanford).
(Electronics) (tr) to separate (joined or coupled subsystems) thereby enabling them to exist and operate separately
v.t., v.i. -pled, -pling.
Past participle: decoupled
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|Verb||1.||decouple - disconnect or separate; "uncouple the hounds"|
disconnect - make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
|2.||decouple - regard as unconnected; "you must dissociate these two events!"; "decouple our foreign policy from ideology"|
|3.||decouple - eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
|4.||decouple - reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)|
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices