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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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