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uncouple

[¦ən′kəp·əl]
(engineering)
To unscrew or disengage.
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In humans, the extent of uncoupling is partially regulated by the genetic polymorphism Ala55Va1, in which the VV genotype uncouples at a lower rate than the AA genotype (1).
Cooked fruits and vegetables lose much of their original firmness as heating uncouples the links in polymeric pectin, explains Bourne.
The "intelligent" valve lifter is the technology that uncouples the unneeded intake and exhaust valves, while the lifter oil manifold assembly - neatly tucked in an open space in the engine cavity - is responsible for directing engine oil pressure to and from the lifter during cylinder deactivation and reactivation.