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

transitive verb

: to end the joining of

intransitive verb

: to become detached

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, 5 Aug. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of disjoin was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Disjoin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disjoin. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


dis·​join (ˈ)dis-ˈjȯin How to pronounce disjoin (audio)
: to end the union of : become separated
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