verb dis·con·nect \ˌdis-kə-ˈnekt\

: to separate (something) from something else : to break a connection between two or more things

: to stop or end the supply of electricity, water, gas, etc., to (something, such as a piece of electronic equipment)

: to stop or end the supply of (electricity, water, gas, etc.)

Full Definition of DISCONNECT

transitive verb
:  to sever the connection of or between
:  dissociate 1 <are disconnected from meaningful relationships>
intransitive verb
:  to terminate a connection
:  to become detached or withdrawn <disconnects into dark moods>
dis·con·nec·tion \-ˈnek-shən\ noun

Examples of DISCONNECT

  1. The hose and faucet had been disconnected.
  2. Disconnect the old printer and connect the new one.
  3. The alarm system had been disconnected.
  4. Before starting, be sure to disconnect the power supply.
  5. Our landlord threatened to disconnect our electricity.
  6. We were talking on the phone but suddenly we got disconnected.

First Known Use of DISCONNECT




Definition of DISCONNECT

:  a lack of or a break in connection, consistency, or agreement <a huge disconnect…between the nation's capital and the rest of the country — R. J. Samuelson>

First Known Use of DISCONNECT

DISCONNECT Defined for Kids


verb dis·con·nect \ˌdis-kə-ˈnekt\

Definition of DISCONNECT for Kids

:  to undo or break the connection of


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