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disengagement

[dis-en-geyj-muh nt] /ˌdɪs ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt/
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
1640-1650
1640-50; disengage + -ment
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disengagement

/ˌdɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt/
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 dis·en·gage·ment (dĭs'ěn-gāj'mənt)
n.
The emergence of the presenting part of the fetus from the vaginal canal during childbirth.


dis'en·gage' v.
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