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disconnect

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verb dis·con·nect \ˌdis-kə-ˈnekt\

Simple Definition of disconnect

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sever the connection of or between

  3. 2 :  dissociate 1 <are disconnected from meaningful relationships>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to terminate a connection

  6. 2 :  to become detached or withdrawn <disconnects into dark moods>

dis·con·nec·tion play \-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.



1770

First Known Use of disconnect

1770


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disconnect

noun dis·con·nect

Definition of disconnect

  1. :  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>



1976

First Known Use of disconnect

1976



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