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disengage


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disengage  \Dis`en*gage"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disengaged};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disengaging}.]  [Pref.  dis-  +  engage:  cf  F. 
  d['e]sengager.] 
  To  release  from  that  with  which  anything  is  engaged, 
  engrossed,  involved,  or  entangled;  to  extricate;  to  detach; 
  to  set  free  to  liberate;  to  clear;  as  to  disengage  one  from 
  a  party,  from  broils  and  controversies,  from  an  oath, 
  promise,  or  occupation;  to  disengage  the  affections  a 
  favorite  pursuit,  the  mind  from  study. 
 
  To  disengage  him  and  the  kingdom,  great  sums  were  to  be 
  borrowed.  --Milton. 
 
  Caloric  and  light  must  be  disengaged  during  the 
  process.  --Transl.  of 
  Lavoisier 
 
  Syn:  To  liberate;  free  loose;  extricate;  clear;  disentangle; 
  detach;  withdraw;  wean. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disengage  \Dis`en*gage"\,  v.  i. 
  To  release  one's  self  to  become  detached;  to  free  one's 
  self 
 
  From  a  friends's  grave  how  soon  we  disengage!  --Young. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disengage 
  v  1:  release  from  something  that  holds  fast  connects,  or 
  entangles;  "I  want  to  disengage  myself  from  his 
  influence";  "disengage  the  gears"  [syn:  {withdraw}] 
  [ant:  {engage}] 
  2:  free  or  remove  obstruction  from  [syn:  {free}]  [ant:  {obstruct}] 
  3:  become  free  as  of  gears,  for  example  [ant:  {engage}] 




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