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.

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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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 forms

dis′en•gage v.
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