disengagement

[ dis-en-geyj-muh nt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt /

noun

the act or process of disengaging or the state of being disengaged.
freedom from obligation or occupation; leisure.
Obstetrics. (during childbirth) the emergence of the head or the presenting part of the fetus from the vulva.

Nearby words

  1. disencumber,
  2. disendow,
  3. disenfranchise,
  4. disengage,
  5. disengaged,
  6. disenroll,
  7. disentail,
  8. disentangle,
  9. disenthral,
  10. disenthrall

Origin of disengagement

First recorded in 1640–50; disengage + -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for disengagement

disengagement

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt) /

noun

the act or process of disengaging or the state of being disengaged
leisure; ease
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Word Origin and History for disengagement

disengagement

n.

1640s; see disengage + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for disengagement

disengagement

[ dĭs′ĕn-gājmənt ]

n.

The emergence of the presenting part of the fetus from the vaginal canal during childbirth.
Related formsdis′en•gage v.


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