disengagement

[dis-en-geyj-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act or process of disengaging or the state of being disengaged.
  2. freedom from obligation or occupation; leisure.
  3. 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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disengagement

noun
  1. the act or process of disengaging or the state of being disengaged
  2. leisure; ease
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Word Origin and History for disengagement
n.

1640s; see disengage + -ment.

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disengagement in Medicine

disengagement

[dĭs′ĕn-gājmənt]
n.
  1. The emergence of the presenting part of the fetus from the vaginal canal during childbirth.
Related formsdis′en•gage v.
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