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 in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of disjoin

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



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