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disjoin

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verb dis·join \(ˌ)dis-ˈjȯin\

Definition of disjoin

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to end the joining of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become detached



Examples of disjoin

  1. <disjoined the two drinking glasses, which were stuck together, only with the greatest difficulty>



Origin of disjoin

Middle English disjoynen, from Anglo-French desjoindre, from Latin disjungere, from dis- + jungere to join — more at yoke


First Known Use: 15th century


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