detach

[dih-tach] ,
verb (used with object)
1.
to unfasten and separate; disengage; disunite.
2.
Military. to send away (a regiment, ship, etc.) on a special mission.

Origin:
1470–80; < Middle French détacher, Old French destachier; see dis-1, attach

detachable, adjective
detachability, noun
detachably, adverb
detacher, noun
nondetachability, noun
nondetachable, adjective
predetach, verb (used with object)
self-detaching, adjective
undetachable, adjective
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detach (dɪˈtætʃ)
 
vb
1.  to disengage and separate or remove, as by pulling; unfasten; disconnect
2.  military to separate (a small unit) from a larger, esp for a special assignment
 
[C17: from Old French destachier, from des-dis-1 + attachier to attach]
 
de'tachable
 
adj
 
detacha'bility
 
n
 
de'tacher
 
n

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detach
1680s, from Fr. détacher, from O.Fr. destachier, from des- "apart" + attachier "attach" (see attach).
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detach de·tach (dĭ-tāch')
v. de·tached, de·tach·ing, de·tach·es

  1. To separate or unfasten; disconnect.

  2. To remove from association or union with something.

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She calls them all buddy, but immediately detaches from them once they are dead.
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