dis·​join | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈjȯin How to pronounce disjoin (audio) \
disjoined; disjoining; disjoins

Definition of disjoin

transitive verb

: to end the joining of

intransitive verb

: to become detached

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Examples of disjoin in a Sentence

disjoined the two drinking glasses, which were stuck together, only with the greatest difficulty
Recent Examples on the Web Suhaimi Abdullah/GettyImages Chelsea were 2-0 down inside 12 minutes against Die Roten with the Italian’s experienced side looking uncharacteristically disjoined without the ball for most of the game. SI.com, "​Why Chelsea’s Community Shield Clash Against Arsenal Is a Massive Game for the Blues and Conte," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of disjoin

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for disjoin

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

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“Disjoin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disjoin. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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