disconnect

[ dis-kuh-nekt ]
/ ˌdɪs kəˈnɛkt /

verb (used with object), dis·con·nect·ed, dis·con·nect·ing.

to sever or interrupt the connection of or between; detach: They disconnected the telephone. We were disconnected.

verb (used without object), dis·con·nect·ed, dis·con·nect·ing.

to sever or terminate a connection, as of a telephone; hang up: State your business and disconnect.
to withdraw into one's private world: When social pressures become too great, she simply disconnects.

noun

an act or instance of disconnecting, especially the suspension of telephone or cable TV service for nonpayment of service charges.
a lack of communication or agreement: There is a huge disconnect between management and employees.

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Origin of disconnect

First recorded in 1760–70; dis-1 + connect

OTHER WORDS FROM disconnect

dis·con·nect·er, noundis·con·nec·tive, adjectivedis·con·nec·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disconnect

disconnect
/ (ˌdɪskəˈnɛkt) /

verb

(tr) to undo or break the connection of or between (something, such as a plug and a socket)

noun

a lack of a connection; disconnectiona disconnect between political discourse and the public

Derived forms of disconnect

disconnecter, noundisconnection or disconnexion, noundisconnective, adjective
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