Disengage

Definition of Disengage

Dis`en`gage´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Disengaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disengaging.]
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.
v. i.1.To release one's self; to become detached; to free one's self.
From a friends's grave how soon we disengage!
- Young.

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