verb (used with object), de·cou·pled, de·cou·pling.
- to cause to become separated, disconnected, or divergent; uncouple.
- to absorb the shock of (a nuclear explosion): a surrounding mass of earth and rock can decouple a nuclear blast.
- Electronics. to loosen or eliminate the coupling of (a signal between two circuits).
verb (used without object), de·cou·pled, de·cou·pling.
- to separate or diverge from an existing connection; uncouple.
- (tr) to separate (joined or coupled subsystems) thereby enabling them to exist and operate separately