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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detach  \De*tach"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Detached};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Detaching}.]  [F.  d['e]tacher  (cf.  It  distaccare 
  staccare);  pref.  d['e]  (L.  dis)  +  the  root  found  also  in  E. 
  attach.  See  {Attach},  and  cf  {Staccato}.] 
  1.  To  part  to  separate  or  disunite;  to  disengage;  --  the 
  opposite  of  attach;  as  to  detach  the  coats  of  a  bulbous 
  root  from  each  other  to  detach  a  man  from  a  leader  or 
  from  a  party. 
 
  2.  To  separate  for  a  special  object  or  use  --  used 
  especially  in  military  language;  as  to  detach  a  ship  from 
  a  fleet,  or  a  company  from  a  regiment. 
 
  Syn:  To  separate;  disunite;  disengage;  sever;  disjoin; 
  withdraw;  draw  off  See  {Detail}. 




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