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adjoin

[uh-join] /əˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to be close to or in contact with; abut on:
His property adjoins the lake.
2.
to attach or append; affix.
verb (used without object)
3.
to be in connection or contact:
the point where the estates adjoin.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English a(d)joinen < Middle French ajoindre. See ad-, join
Related forms
unadjoined, adjective
Can be confused
adjoin, adjourn.
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British Dictionary definitions for unadjoined

adjoin

/əˈdʒɔɪn/
verb
1.
to be next to (an area of land, etc)
2.
(transitive) foll by to. to join; affix or attach
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin adjungere, from ad- to + jungere to join
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Word Origin and History for unadjoined

adjoin

v.

c.1300, "unite, ally" from Old French ajoin- stem of ajoindre "join together, unite," from Latin adjungere "fasten on, harness, join to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + jungere "to bind together" (see jugular). Meaning "be contiguous with, be adjacent to" is from late 14c. Related: Adjoined; adjoining.

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