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disconnect

[dis-kuh-nekt] /ˌdɪs kəˈnɛkt/
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
1760-1770
1760-70; dis-1 + connect
Related forms
disconnecter, noun
disconnective, adjective
disconnectiveness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disconnective

disconnect

/ˌdɪskəˈnɛkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to undo or break the connection of or between (something, such as a plug and a socket)
noun
2.
a lack of a connection; disconnection: a disconnect between political discourse and the public
Derived Forms
disconnecter, noun
disconnection, disconnexion, noun
disconnective, adjective
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Word Origin and History for disconnective

disconnect

v.

1770; see dis- + connect. Perhaps a back-formation from disconnection. Related: Disconnected; disconnecting.

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Slang definitions & phrases for disconnective

disconnect

noun

A disagreement; an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding): Disconnect. It means a breakdown in communication (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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