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decouple

[dē′kəp·əl]
(engineering)
To minimize or eliminate airborne shock waves of a nuclear or other explosion by placing the explosives deep under the ground.
To minimize the seismic effect of an underground explosion by setting it off in the center of an underground cavity.
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The Bosch system detects the driver s easing of pressure on the gas pedal, decouples the engine from the transmission, and thus prevents the engine from consuming fuel.
Non-mathematical decoupling relies on an understanding of the physical system and service processes to decouple faults.
The plan separates, or decouples, revenues from energy sales.