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verb (used with object)
  1. to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to become disunited; separate.
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Origin of disjoin

1475–85; Middle English disjoinen < Old French desjoindre < Latin disjungere, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + jungere to join
Related formsdis·join·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for disjoin

detach, dislocate, luxate

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Historical Examples of disjoin

  • Ideas thronged into my mind which I was unable to disjoin or to regulate.

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • It was seen that if in some way the X chromosomes failed to disjoin in certain eggs, the exceptions could be explained.

  • Her principal, if not her sole object, was to disjoin these, and to supplant the impurer strains.

  • The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of freedom may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.

  • The father and daughter were of distinct types and yet it seemed impossible to disjoin them mentally.

British Dictionary definitions for disjoin


  1. to disconnect or become disconnected; separate
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Derived Formsdisjoinable, adjective
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