disconnect

[dis-kuh-nekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to sever or interrupt the connection of or between; detach: They disconnected the telephone. We were disconnected.
verb (used without object)
2.
to sever or terminate a connection, as of a telephone; hang up: State your business and disconnect.
3.
to withdraw into one's private world: When social pressures become too great, she simply disconnects.
noun
4.
an act or instance of disconnecting, especially the suspension of telephone or cable TV service for nonpayment of service charges.

Origin:
1760–70; dis-1 + connect

disconnecter, noun
disconnective, adjective
disconnectiveness, noun
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disconnect (ˌdɪskəˈnɛkt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to undo or break the connection of or between (something, such as a plug and a socket)
 
n
2.  a lack of a connection; disconnection: a disconnect between political discourse and the public
 
discon'necter
 
n
 
discon'nection
 
n
 
discon'nexion
 
n
 
discon'nective
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

disconnect
1770, from dis- + connect. Related: Disconnected.
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Computing Dictionary

disconnect definition


SCSI reconnect

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Example sentences
If particular transformers start showing signs of trouble, operators can reduce
  their load or disconnect them.
Disconnect the solar panel from the circuit and switch the digital multimeter
  to measuring resistance.
They'll also disconnect, then reconnect, the electrical and ammonia lines
  running between the pump and the station.
We can develop products that virtually disconnect themselves from the grid when
  they were off or in standby mode.
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