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disconnect

verb dis·con·nect \ ˌdis-kə-ˈnekt \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of disconnect

transitive verb
1 :to sever the connection of or between
2 :dissociate 1
  • are disconnected from meaningful relationships
intransitive verb
1 :to terminate a connection
2 :to become detached or withdrawn
  • disconnects into dark moods

disconnection

play \-ˈnek-shən\ noun

Examples of disconnect in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of disconnect from the Web

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First Known Use of disconnect

1770


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disconnect

noun

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

Recent Examples of disconnect from the Web

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First Known Use of disconnect

1982


DISCONNECT Defined for English Language Learners

disconnect

verb

Definition of disconnect for English Language Learners

  • : 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.)


DISCONNECT Defined for Kids

disconnect

verb dis·con·nect \ ˌdis-kə-ˈnekt \

Definition of disconnect for Students

disconnected; disconnecting
:to undo or break the connection of


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